The State of Local Restaurants - Washington

THE STATE OF LOCAL RESTAURANTS

Washington


 

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 Washington
Washington is the 29th-ranked state for restaurant sales. Restaurants in the Evergreen State follow national trends and averages with near-perfect precision, making it one of the most reliable states to run a restaurant.

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 WASHINGTON RESTAURANTS

Restaurants in Washington rank 22nd for the average number of transactions each day, 33rd for average ticket size, and 28th for average daily revenues. All told, this makes the Evergreen State the 29th-ranked state for restaurant sales.

Transactions Ticket Size Sales Revenue
43 $31 $1,342
National Rank: 22 National Rank: 33 National Rank: 28

 

 

WASHINGTON WEEKDAYS COMPARED TO WEEKENDS

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

 

WASHINGTON’S AVERAGE WEEK

Here we see a day-by-day look at the average daily sales revenue in Washington compared to the national averages. Restaurants in Washington mirror the national trend.

 

 

THE AVERAGE YEAR FOR WASHINGTON RESTAURANTS

On a national level, sales revenues only have a subtle variation from month to month. That holds true for Washington, which follows the national trend.

 

 

TOP 5 DAYS FOR WASHINGTON RESTAURANTS

Here are the top revenue-generating days for restaurants in Washington. Here again, restaurants in Washington follow the national trend with Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and their respective weekends ranking as the top sales days.

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5
MAY 14Mother’s Day MAY 5Cinco de Mayo MAY 13Mother’s Day Weekend MAY 6Cinco de Mayo Weekend APR 29
SUNDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY SATURDAY

 

WASHINGTON 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 351 $848 -36.75% 28 -34.86% $30.28 -2.15%
Valentines Day 110 $1,515 12.95% 44 2.20% $34.47 11.37%
St. Patrick’s 94 $1,652 23.14% 53 22.33% $31.39 1.43%
Cinco De Mayo 2 $2,181 62.60% 66 52.35% $33.29 7.55%
Mother’s Day 1 $2,182 62.63% 51 17.92% $43.01 38.98%
Father’s Day 31 $1,858 38.48% 45 5.63% $40.89 32.10%
July 4th 356 $804 -40.07% 26 -39.52% $30.90 -0.15%
Day before T-giving 141 $1,403 4.56% 44 2.77% $31.73 2.52%
Thanksgiving 364 $540 -59.77% 14 -67.78% $38.95 25.84%
Christmas Eve 299 $1,010 -24.75% 25 -40.94% $39.74 28.39%
Christmas 365 $305 -77.25% 6 -85.22% $47.99 55.06%
New Year’s Eve 108 $1,518 13.19% 39 -9.66% $39.08 26.26%

 

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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