Cintas Opens Nominations in the 18th Annual America’s Best Restroom® Contest

Cintas Opens Nominations in the 18th Annual America’s Best Restroom® Contest

The public can submit nominations now through July 12

CINCINNATI – April 9, 2019 – The search for stellar stalls begins! Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), today officially opened nominations for the 18th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest. The contest is open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. that is accessible to the public. The public can submit their favorite restroom now through July 12 at The winner will receive $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.

“There’s nothing worse than visiting a public restroom where the hygiene is questionable and the decor is less than delightful, so we’re looking for first-rate facilities that are not only clean and functional, but decked out in design features too,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Good or bad, restrooms can have a real impact on a business’ bottom line. This contest recognizes businesses that understand the crucial role clean and innovative restrooms play in the overall customer experience.”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in August of 2019, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist.

Last year, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge took home the top toilet prize for its wild restrooms that feature tarpon, otter, osprey, and sea turtle sculptures, providing an underwater wildlife illusion. These “Learning Lavatories” dazzle with close-up professional bird photos that wrap stall doors, but also educate along the walk with interpretive messaging about the wildlife and saving the environment.

“We take great pride in being named America’s Best Restroom and the national recognition our national wildlife refuge received thanks to the contest,” said Toni Westland, Supervisor Refuge Ranger, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “We’re grateful to Cintas for hosting a contest that recognizes the extra effort we put into making our restrooms educational and memorable.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, “follow” America’s Best Restroom on Twitter at and Facebook at

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at [email protected] or (708) 908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation: Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.