Cintas Kicks Off 12th Annual America's Best Restroom Contest


Cintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its annual Americas Best Restroom Contest, where the top 10 places to gowhen youve got to go are identified and then voted on by the Internet public in an all out battle of the bowls.

Cintas launched the Americas Best Restroom Contest 12 years ago to raise awareness of the importance of hygiene and to salute those businesses which strive for restroom excellence in both function and design, says John Engel, Cintas senior marketing manager.

For more than 80 years, Cintas has serviced businesses nationwide and their clientele, who recognize the correlation between clean restrooms and customer satisfaction and retention. It makes smart business sense - everyone can appreciate a clean, well-maintained and innovatively designed restroom, Engel adds.

Do you own your own establishment? Are you the creative mind or part of a team behind the restroom design inside of one? Or have you patronized a particularly memorable facility? Nominate a deserving bathroom online at

The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. that is accessible to the general public. Entries will be judged on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.

Nominees and finalists run the gamut, from historical buildings or five-star luxury hotels and restaurants in big cities, to gas stations along remote highways and mom & pop style diners in the rural Midwest, says Sabrina Zimring, survey editor for Cintas Americas Best Restroom Contest.

Ten finalists will be announced in August, at which time online voting will begin. The winner and runner-up will be revealed this fall during a nationally publicized media event, and the top vote getters will secure a place in Cintas Americas Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.

2012 Winner and Finalists 
2012 Winner: Buc-cees, New Braunfels, Texas 
1st Runner Up: Liberty Market, Gilbert, Ariz.
2nd Runner Up: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago 

3rd Runner Up: Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, Calif.  

Source: Cintas Corporation

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