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Cintas Wants to Know: What’s the Best Restroom in All of America?

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Have you ever walked out of a creative public restroom and immediately told a friend “You will NOT believe what that restroom looks like!”

If so, Cintas Corporation (CTAS) wants to hear from you. The company is now accepting nominations for its annual Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest. Each year, Cintas selects the “top 10 places to go when you’ve got to go” and then asks people to vote online in an all-out “battle of the bowls.”

Nominate a deserving bathroom online today at

The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. accessible to the general public. Entries are judged on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Nominations end June 30 and voting takes place in fall 2015.

The 2014 winner, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, built its restrooms into the largest living green wall in North America. The unique design has become a signature of the botanical garden and underscores the importance of a clean and creative restroom for overall business.

“We received so much positive media attention and exposure throughout the contest, both in our local region and beyond,” said Patricia Evans, communications manager at Longwood Gardens. “Longwood Gardens is known for its amazing horticulture displays, and now our beautiful restrooms share in the spotlight.”

Cintas believes a clean restroom not only protects users’ health but also leaves a powerful impression of your business. In fact, a Cintas study found 95 percent of restroom users would avoid an establishment in the future if they found the restroom to be dirty.

“For the past thirteen years, our America’s Best Restroom Contest has educated people across the country in a fun way about the importance of proper hygiene in public establishments,” said John Engel, Cintas’ senior marketing manager. “Once again, we are excited to encourage business owners to strive for restroom excellence in function, design and cleanliness.”

***Watch a two-minute recap of the America’s Best Restroom Contest on YouTube.***

“The contest is unique, engaging and consistently places businesses in front of thousands of potential customers coast to coast,” said Engel. “It is terrific exposure for them, while also promoting creativity and a commitment to cleanliness to businesses throughout the United States.”

Visit the Best Restroom Facebook page to submit nominees, receive contest updates, share photos or upload videos. Links to the sites are on the contest homepage.

Cintas will announce ten finalists 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 their place in Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.

2014 Winner and Finalists

Business Location

2014 Winner: Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA
Second Place: Bowl Plaza Lucas, KS
Third Place: The Fabulous Fox Theater St. Louis, MO

About Cintas Corporation

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately one million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

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