The State of Local Restaurants - Tennessee

THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Tennessee


 

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 Tennessee
Tennessee is the 15th-ranked state for restaurants. Tennessee eateries enjoy steady, predictable seasonalities through the week and over the course of the year. When it comes to their top revenue generating days, no joke, April Fool’s Day was the best day for restaurants in Tennessee.

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 TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in Tennessee rank 7th for the average number of transactions each day, 35th for average ticket size, and 15th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes The Volunteer State the 15th-ranked state for restaurants.

Transactions Ticket Size Sales Revenue
56 $31 $1,709
National Rank: 7 National Rank: 35 National Rank: 15

 

 

TENNESSEE WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS

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

 

TENNESSEE’S AVERAGE WEEK

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

 

 

THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS

On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds true for Tennessee.

 

 

TOP 5 DAYS FOR TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS

Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Tennessee. Like most states, Mother’s Day weekend made the list of their top 5 days. But the other days are a bit unique to Tennessee. And, no joke, April Fool’s Day was the #1 day for restaurants in Tennessee.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
APR 1April Fool’s Day MAY 14Mother’s Day FEB 25 MAR 4 MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend
SATURDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY

 

TENNESSEE RESTAURANTS 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 315 $1,210 -29.21% 39 -30.68% $31.32 2.50%
Valentines Day 117 $1,878 9.87% 56 0.47% $33.54 9.76%
St. Patrick’s 23 $2,448 43.22% 79 42.02% $30.93 1.22%
Cinco De Mayo 15 $2,470 44.52% 81 44.92% $30.58 0.09%
Mother’s Day 2 $2,674 56.48% 58 3.63% $46.31 51.56%
Father’s Day 91 $2,220 29.88% 54 -3.65% $41.34 35.30%
July 4th 360 $924 -45.96% 25 -54.54% $36.45 19.30%
Day before T-giving 141 $1,771 3.61% 54 -2.79% $32.69 6.98%
Thanksgiving 362 $916 -46.42% 13 -76.14% $68.87 125.41%
Christmas Eve 278 $1,327 -22.33% 28 -50.43% $48.05 57.28%
Christmas 365 $743 -56.54% 14 -75.12% $53.58 75.37%
New Year’s Eve 53 $2,330 36.33% 56 -0.07% $41.83 36.92%

 

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.

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