Let the "Bowl Games" Begin -- Finalists Named for Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest
Public Voting Now Open for 12 th Annual Contest
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- When you've gotta go, these top potties provide sweet relief, according to the team of survey editors tasked with narrowing down the ten best restrooms before the Internet public picks its favorite this fall.
Will America decide the nation's top toilet is indeed "functional art" inspired by an Italian masterpiece on show at a Swiss museum? Perhaps it'll be the "Pac Man" potty inside the Pacific Coast arcade that prides itself on preserving the "golden age" of gaming? Or will one of New York City's most luxurious loos, a sprawling sophisticated space inside the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel, capture the crown to become America's 2013 King of the Throne? We will soon find out as this year's top ten public potties compete for the coveted title of Cintas' America's Best Restroom, the popular contest now celebrating its 12th year.
Voting begins now! The public is invited to show its support by casting a ballot for their favorite restroom online at www.bestrestroom.com through October 31 as these top 10 venues compete to secure the most votes in hopes of being crowned Cintas' America's Best Restroom.
The contest's site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and then encourages them to choose their favorite. The winner of the 12th annual Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest will be revealed during a nationally publicized media event later this fall, and both the winner and runner-up will secure a place in the Hall of Fame.
2013 Finalists for Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest:
|Alex Madonna Gold Rush Steak House||San Luis Obispo||California|
|Tampa International Airport||Tampa||Florida|
|Sloan's Ice Cream||West Palm Beach||Florida|
|Varsity Theater/Loring Pasta Bar||Minneapolis||Minnesota|
|Westfield Garden State Plaza||Paramus||New Jersey|
|Waldorf Astoria New York||New York||New York|
|Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade||Portland||Oregon|
|Public Glass Bathrooms on the Square||Sulphur Springs||Texas|
|John Michael Kohler Arts Center||Sheboygan||Wisconsin|
Fans can also participate by visiting the Best Restroom Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube Channel to post comments, receive contest updates, share photos or upload videos; links to all three sites are on the contest homepage.
"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.
Cintas Corporation (CTAS) accepted nominations for any non-residential restroom accessible to the general public online through the summer. Qualifying facilities were then judged and finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.
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 to maintain the facilities in a restaurant, hotel or other public place as it undoubtedly influences a customer's overall experience. Everyone can appreciate a clean, well-maintained and innovatively-designed restroom," Engel added.
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 900,000 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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