Discount Programs

The Iowa Restaurant Association is continually evaluating discount programs for members. These companies provide exclusive discounts to active members of the Iowa Restaurant Association. Contact Stacy Kluesner at or call 515-276-1454 to see how an IRA membership can improve your bottom line.

HealthiestYou by Teladoc: HealthiestYou offers your employees the ability to safely seek health care from anywhere, any time of the day or night. Members-only price is $9 per employee per month for unlimited virtual visits (includes entire household at no additional cost) with $0 copays and no other costs. To learn more click here. To watch a HealthiestYou App demo video, please click here.

Adesso Capital: The Iowa Restaurant Association has partnered with Adesso Capital to help put money back into Iowa Restaurant Operator pockets. With over $1 billion secured, Adesso Capital helps keep businesses in business.

  • Eligible businesses can get a credit for certain Social Security and Medicare taxes (known as FICA taxes) that are paid on tips employees earn.
  • Additionally, since 2007, Adesso has been helping small business owners access the funds to run and grow their business.  Less than half of small businesses have their financing needs met. We work every day to change that.

Click here to learn more.

Restaurant Technologies: Dedicated to helping commercial kitchens become more sustainable while saving time, labor, and money. Headquartered in Minnesota since 1997, we have over 40 depots located in the neighborhoods and metros we proudly deliver to and service. Learn why over 34,000 restaurants use Restaurant Technologies for bulk cooking oil management and hood cleaning, and see how much you can save today. As an IRA Member, you will receive 200# of free fryer oil after install is complete. Click here to learn more.


Heartland Payment Processing*: Fair, up-front pricing and data security that continues to set the industry standard. Heartland’s payment processing solutions help entrepreneurs like you succeed. Heartland’s pricing model features true Interchange Plus pricing: All bankcard Interchange and fees assessed by the card brands are passed through to business owners without a markup of any kind. These effective tools and resources, available at exclusive rates for association members, empower you to reduce your expenses, enhance your operations and increase your profitability. To learn more IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.


ServSafe*: Nationally recognized food safety & sanitization certification program. This meets the state of Iowa Certified Food Protection Manager. Cost $150, members $100. Special group pricing is available.
ServSafe Alcohol*: Responsible alcohol service training and certification program. Cost: $75, members $35
ServSafe Food Handler: Basics of food safety & sanitation practices, internet based course. Cost: $15

Programs are offered through the IRA office in Des Moines and other partners across the state. Contact IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

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Iowa Restaurant Association Job Board: Free 30 day listing on the Iowa Restaurant Association Job Board. CLICK HERE and submit your job postings. All forms are submitted to IRA staff for approval (or denial). Please contact IRA Member Services with questions 515.276.1454.

D & J Consulting: Tax Exemption for Food Processing Equipment. Take advantage of this opportunity and receive an energy sales tax refund for the last three years and an exemption for the next three years. IRA members receive an extra 5% refund. Contact Doug Beech at 515.556.7641 or IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454. Average annual member savings is $880.

WoodRiver Energy, LLC: Helps thousands of businesses maximize their budget with cost-effective natural gas and energy management solutions that provide savings and budget protection. For an in person introductory meeting and savings analysis please call Craig Gertsch at 515.608.3096 or IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454. Click here to learn more.


Society Insurance: IRA Members east of I-35 are eligible for money back on their workers’ compensation insurance by way of a special group dividend.  Average payout has been 14% of members’ annual premium!  Contact IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

 DENTAL, VISION AND LEGAL BENEFITS: We’ve partnered with Delta Dental of Iowa to offer you and your employees comprehensive dental, vision and legal benefits at exclusive group rates. Dental care benefits for everyone, vision care that makes a difference, and legal benefits that offer peace of mind. Learn more about the benefits you have access to through the Iowa Restaurant Association and enroll today. 

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Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau: IRA members will receive a gold partnership with the GDMCVB for a discounted rate of $400. A gold partnership with the GDMCVB includes: Listings in Greater Des Moines Planner’s Guide (distribution=3,000), Catch Des Moines, Guide to Greater Des Moines (distribution-285,000) and, Brochure displayed at Visitor Information Kiosk at Des Moines International Airport, Coupon listing in brochure and on, Listing in proposed GDMCVB Dining Guide, as well as many other benefits. IRA members will also receive a 20% discount on ad rates in proposed GDMCVB Dining Guide. Contact Addison Speck at 515.699.3455 or IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

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HTML Marketing: IRA members receive discounts on website hosting packages, allowing you to manage your own website, change text, update photos and more. Contact Justin Rogers at or IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

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BMI: BMI represents the public performance rights in millions of musical works created and owned by hundreds of thousands of songwriters, composers, and music publishers. BMI negotiates music license agreements and distributes the fees it generates as royalties to its affiliated writers and publishers when their songs are performed in public. IRA members can save up to 20% off their music licensing fees.

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Heartland Payroll Systems*: Whether you are looking for turnkey payroll for your expanding employee base or offering a 401(k) for the first time, our payroll and HR services offer reliable solutions. And you benefit from a three-year price lock and a single point of contact dedicated to your business. Members receive comprehensive, customizable payroll capabilities, no fees for deletions or additions of employees, and web-hosted access to your payroll at any time. For more information contact Angela Ihry at 605-940-9861 or

EZ Pay: Electronic payment system offers members several convenient ways to pay dues in one easy step. Members can choose monthly or annual automatic deductions from their checking account or credit card payments. Contact IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

Heartland Secure: Heartland Secure is the most secure card processing solution in the industry, backed by a comprehensive breach warranty. Heartland uses EMV, end-to-end encryption and tokenization to protect your customers’ credit card data. These effective tools and resources, available at exclusive rates for association members, empower you to decrease data breaches and increase customer security and satisfaction. To learn more contact Jack Stepanek at 314-560-465 or or contact IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.

Heartland Lending Services: Heartland offers quick, easy and competitively priced loans that can move your business forward. Members and eligible customers benefit from an 8% to 14% flat, fixed one-year term fee, 16% to 28% flat, fixed two-year term fee, no additional loan fees and split funding. To learn more about the Heartland Lending Services, contact Jack Stepanek at 314-560-465 or or IRA Member Services at 515.276.1454.