CINCINNATI -- Cintas Corp. is accepting nominations for its annual America's Best Restroom Contest, where the "top 10 places to go--when you've got to go" are identified and then voted on by the Internet public in an all out "battle of the bowls."
"Cintas launched the America's 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," said John Engel, Cintas' senior marketing manager. "It makes smart business sense--everyone can appreciate a clean, well-maintained and innovatively designed restroom."
Participants can nominate a deserving bathroom online at www.bestrestroom.com.
The contest is open to any nonresidential restroom in the United States that is accessible to the 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-and-pop-style diners in the rural Midwest," said Sabrina Zimring, survey editor for Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest.
Cintas will announce 10 finalists in August, at which time online voting will begin. It will reveal the winner and runner-up this fall during a nationally publicized media event, and the top vote getters will secure a place in Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.
The 2012 winner was New Braunfels, Texas-based convenience retailer Buc-ee's.
Based in Cincinnati, Cintas 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 900,000 businesses.