Contest Information

“It's a great opportunity! If you have a restroom that you're proud of, it's time to show it to the nation!
- Mark Mustacchio, Vice President, Don's Johns, Inc., 2011 Finalist

While most people would likely characterize their trip to the restroom as a fairly unremarkable experience, we at Cintas think it should be unforgettable! Have you seen a unique, impressive restroom? Maybe it's elegant, eclectic or downright quirky. As long as it's immaculate, inviting and, most of all, memorable, it's fair game!

The reality is that restrooms matter to the public. How a business maintains its facilities is a reflection of a business’ commitment to customer service.

Now, a growing number of companies are going the extra mile to create the most memorable restrooms imaginable, and we are recognizing those establishments with Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® award. Cintas is on a mission to locate America’s porcelain pioneers who are taking dramatic steps to create unforgettable facilities.

The Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Contest is a great way to promote your own business, or bring some recognition to one of your favorite establishments. Nominate and vote for your favorite public restroom now. We will crown the 13th annual Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® King of the Throne this fall!

Do you know a remarkable washroom worthy of consideration? Please share your experiences, nominate and vote.

"We've had amazing business since the America's Best Restroom awards and look forward to the new doors it is opening. Our initial reaction in becoming a finalist for America's Best Restroom was very exciting and humbling at the same time. Although we did not finish 1st, we are still very proud to be the only Restroom company to be inducted into the Hall of Fame as having one of the Best Restrooms in America. Our publicity was widespread, garnering the most coverage we've had since making restroom history in serving the 2009 Presidential Inauguration."
- Mark Mustacchio, Vice President, Don's Johns, Inc., 2011 Finalist

"In the month or so after the contest, I overheard several visitors commenting, "these were the restrooms that were on the news." We now have the Cintas’s America’s Best Restroom plaque up in both restrooms saying that we are the 2011 winner of the best restroom contest, and they're certainly conversation starters with the visitors."
- Emily J. Waldren, Public Relations Manager, The Field Museum, 2011 Winner

"Winning the America's Best Restroom Contest was some of the best exposure The Fountain on Locust has enjoyed. We heard from folks from all over the country when they read about us or saw us on TV. We had a great spike in business just from people wanting to stop in to see the award winning restrooms. It was great fun and really put us on the map! Our customers came together to rally for us. We were overwhelmed with gratitude for them!"
- Joy Christensen (Owner), The Fountain on Locust, 2010 Best Restroom Winner

“The America's Best Restroom Contest has had a significantly positive impact on our business. The induction into the hall of fame has officially put us on the map when it comes to Restroom companies and has increased our visibility among our clients."
- Mark Mustacchio, Vice President, Don's Johns, Inc., 2011 Finalist




Any restroom in the United States that is open to the public is eligible. Previous winners will be eligible for reconsideration after one year.

All nominations are accepted online through the nomination page. Nominated restrooms are considered by a selection committee based on eligibility, style, comments from the nomination and cooperation with the process.

Up to 10 finalists will be announced in September, at which time the Internet public will be asked to cast its votes. The winner will be announced in late fall and will receive the coveted Cintas’ America's Best Restroom® plaque of recognition from Cintas during a media event.

Contact Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom® Survey Editor, Danny Rubin, at 757-285-7617 or