Ankeny, IA, May 24, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- QA Graphics, an Iowa-based creative design firm, is pleased to announce that they have joined the Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA), a member-driven professional association of the restaurant and retail beverage industry in Iowa.
The Iowa Restaurant Association, an affiliate of the National Restaurant Association, is one of Iowa's longest standing associations. They have consistently sought to promote a spirit of cooperation among members as well as to encourage and influence legislation which could impact the industry. Today, the Iowa Restaurant Association represents an industry with over 6,000+ food and/or beverage service establishments throughout the state.
“The Iowa Restaurant Association works to protect and promote the hospitality industry in Iowa,” said Jessica Dunker, president and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. “Partnering with innovative companies like QA Graphics—who help restaurants and bars fully leverage new technologies and marketing approaches to drive business into their establishments— is one of the key ways we equip our member businesses ‘do business better.’”
QA Graphics has joined the Iowa Restaurant Association to advance their involvement in the restaurant and retail beverage industries, to both network with members and introduce their creative services.
"We look forward to this new membership. We've seen a growing interest in restaurants looking for mobile and digital options, and we're excited to introduce those services to Iowa restaurants," said Dan McCarty, president and owner of QA Graphics.
As a full-service creative firm, QA Graphics has a variety of capabilities to offer the restaurant industry, including interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile application development for Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Android and Blackberry devices, and other multimedia solutions. The company provides several solutions for restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, retail outlets as well as vendors and distributors within the restaurant and hospitality industry.
With the FDA's impending legislation requiring the display of nutritional information, QA Graphics can provide solutions that are visually appealing as well as informative for consumers. Interactive nutritional kiosks or digital menu boards can be used to meet menu labeling laws, inform and entertain consumers and ensure brand continuity across multiple locations. In addition, QA Graphics works with organizations that are building sustainable restaurants. QA Graphics' award-winning Energy Efficiency Education Dashboard® is an educational solution that allows customers to interact with mobile devices, touchscreens or kiosks to view how efficient a restaurant is and to learn more about sustainable initiatives in place. This solution is currently being used by a number of locations throughout the U.S., including two LEED® certified McDonald’s franchises.
About QA Graphics
QA Graphics is an Iowa-based creative design company specializing in interactive applications, 3D design and animation, mobile app development and other multimedia. The company is also a leader in the building automation and green building industries, providing HVAC graphic development services and energy dashboards to help organizations educate occupants about building performance and sustainability. Visit http://www.qagraphics.com to learn more.
About the Iowa Restaurant Association
The Iowa Restaurant Association is an advocacy organization supporting Iowa’s hospitality industry with educational and promotional programs across the state. www.restaurantiowa.com.