April 1, 2014
Cintas "Bowl Game" is Back!
Company now seeking nominations for 13th annual America's Best Restroom Contest
Cincinnati, OH - April 1, 2014 - Cintas Corporation (CTAS) is now accepting nominations for its annual Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest. Each year, the company selects the “top 10 places to go when you’ve got to go” and then asks the Internet public to vote on their favorites in an all-out “battle of the bowls.”
Cintas asks the public to nominate a deserving bathroom online today at www.bestrestroom.com.
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 July 20, 2014.
"For the past twelve years, we have helped to educate people across the country about the importance of proper hygiene in public establishments," says John Engel, Cintas' Senior Marketing Manager. "Once again, we are excited to encourage business owners to strive for restroom excellence in both function and design."
Year after year, the Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest captures a variety of local and national media. In 2013, the contest appeared on CNN.com, CNBC.com, inside USA Today and on local newscasts from Honolulu to New York City.
***Watch a two-minute recap of the America's Best Restroom Contest on YouTube.***
"The contest is fun and engaging and consistently places businesses in front of thousands of potential customers coast to coast," says Engel. "The months-long event is terrific exposure while it also promotes creativity and a commitment to cleanliness."
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.
"In the 2013 contest, our nominees ran the gamut from an ice cream parlor in Florida to an 80s-themed arcade in Portland and even the Waldorf Astoria in New York City," says Danny Rubin, survey editor for Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest. "In the end, Varsity Theater, a music hall in Minneapolis, took top prize with its creative brickwork and architecture." [photo below]
Varsity Theater Restroom
Visit the Best Restroom Facebook page to post comments, 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 a place in Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest Hall of Fame.
2013 Winner and Finalists:
Business Location
Winner: Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Portland, OR
Public Glass Bathrooms on the Square Sulphur Springs, TX
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.