The State of Local Restaurants - Pennsylvania

THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Pennsylvania


 

We analyzed transactions for every day of the 2017 calendar year at 26,000 small, independent restaurants across America. The result is a comprehensive look at when restaurants earn the most money, when they seat the most guests, and which states make the most dough from patrons who #eatlocal.

What we learned about Pennsylvania
For the most part, Pennsylvania is a great state for restaurants with steady seasonality and reliable weekly sales patterns. Restaurants in the Keystone State rank low for number of transactions but above average in ticket size.

Understanding this report
To understand the average day for restaurants in America, we took a multidimensional look at their performance. We specifically looked at:

  • Transactions: How many individual payments restaurants process.
  • Ticket Size: How much patrons spend on average per transaction.
  • Daily Sales Revenue: How much revenue restaurants make per day.

THE AVERAGE DAY FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in Pennsylvania rank 42nd for the average number of transactions each day, 14th for average ticket size, and 33rd for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Keystone State the 31st-ranked state for restaurants.

Transactions Ticket Size Sales Revenue
34 $35 $1,209
National Rank: 42 National Rank: 14 National Rank: 33

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS

Like most states, restaurants in Pennsylvania see more revenue, more transactions, and higher average ticket sizes on the weekend.

 

PENNSYLVANIA’S AVERAGE WEEK

Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Pennsylvania compared to the national averages. Pennsylvania mostly follows the national trend.

 

 

THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANTS

On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. This holds true for restaurants in Pennsylvania, with a December spike.

 

 

TOP 5 DAYS FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESTAURANTS

Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Pennsylvania. Like most states, Mother’s Day weekend makes the list, but so do a few days in December, and the weekend following Valentine’s Day.  

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
MAY 14Mother’s Day DEC 22Christmas Week MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend DEC 16Weekend before Christmas FEB 18Weekend after Valentine’s Day
SUNDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY

 

PENNSYLVANIA ON PROMINENT DAYS

Restaurants put a lot of focus and work into big events and holidays, but how do the most prominent days rank compared to the rest of the year and the average day?

Day Rank/365 Daily Sales Change in sales Number of transactions Change in Transaction Volume Avg transaction size Change in Average Ticket
Super Bowl 271 $922 -23.69% 28 -16.74% $32.71 -7.10%
Valentines Day 108 $1,470 21.57% 34 1.40% $42.79 21.53%
St. Patrick’s 65 $1,707 41.25% 49 43.46% $35.14 -0.20%
Cinco De Mayo 44 $1,756 45.26% 50 47.93% $35.05 -0.46%
Mother’s Day 1 $2,396 98.18% 40 18.67% $59.61 69.29%
Father’s Day 93 $1,587 31.31% 34 0.64% $46.57 32.25%
July 4th 359 $588 -51.32% 18 -46.67% $32.58 -7.47%
Day before T-giving 112 $1,393 15.21% 40 17.09% $35.12 -0.26%
Thanksgiving 293 $845 -30.08% 13 -62.58% $66.70 89.43%
Christmas Eve 148 $1,190 -1.57% 24 -29.41% $49.78 41.36%
Christmas 365 $206 -82.96% 6 -82.79% $35.34 0.36%
New Year’s Eve 45 $1,750 44.76% 34 -0.76% $52.06 47.86%

 

Methodology
Womply analyzed daily revenue for 25,893 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for all 365 days of the 2017 calendar year. Restaurants were only qualified for the analysis if Womply had a full year of transaction history and the business recorded multiple transactions per day, on average. Category and overall state rankings are based on a composite score of each state’s transactions, average ticket sizes, and overall daily revenue.

About Womply
Womply is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider to small businesses and one of the fastest growing software companies in America. Our mission is to help small businesses thrive in a digital world. Every day we serve more than 100,000 small businesses across 400+ business verticals, in every corner of America. To learn more, visit https://www.womply.com or email info@womply.com.

Womply can help you!

Boost your reputation icon

Boost your reputation

Know every customer icon

Know every customer

Engage your customers icon

Engage your customers

Monitor your business icon

Monitor your business

Find a payment processor icon

Accept payments

Let one of our experts give you a free walkthrough of what Womply can do for you.

Want to Partner with us? Learn More