Iowa’s Restaurant and Beverage Industry is an integral part of the state’s economy. The state’s more than 6,000 eating and drinking establishments project annual sales of more than $4.4 billion in 2017. Iowa’s restaurant and beverage industry is the second largest private sector employer in the state with more than 153,700 employees.
The Iowa Restaurant Association promotes, protects, educates and advocates for the restaurant and retail beverage industries in the state of Iowa through:
Advocacy and Representation
Restaurant-Specific Programs and Services
Training, Promotional and Networking Opportunities
Partnerships with High School and Post-Secondary Industry Education Programs
Competitions and Recognition Programs