|The Bryne Road Cactus Club Cafe Wins 1st Annual “Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Award”
|Vancouver, British Columbia – Complete with padded furniture, televisions, smoked glass floor-to-ceiling stall doors and hardwood walls, the washrooms in the Bryne Road location of the Cactus Club Cafe are the finest in all of Canada. So says the Internet public who cast online ballots in the 1st annual Canada’s Best Restroom contest presented by Cincinnati, Ohio-based Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), a leading provider of restroom hygiene products and services.
|The 2010 contest attracted nominations from a wide cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and a convention center. Five finalists were selected based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public. These washrooms feature some of the world’s finest materials, customer comforts and a few surprises. “We are so pleased to have earned this honour,” says Richard Jaffray, President of the Cactus Club Cafe, which received its award during a ceremony at the popular eatery on September 22. “We feel that the restrooms at our restaurants are an important of the overall design that creates our customers’ experiences. So it is gratifying that the public recognized our restrooms with their votes in this first annual award.”
|“This contest is fun but it also conveys a critical message that restroom hygiene matters – for good health and good business,” said Cintas Canadian Marketing Manager Leslie Molin. “Cintas is proud to honour The Cactus Club Cafe, and we congratulate all of our participants in the first year of this program.”
|Thousands of votes were cast on the project’s web site, which produced the following results:
|First Place: Cactus Club Cafe
|Burnaby, British Columbia
|Padded furniture, televisions, hardwood walls and smoked glass, floor-to-ceiling stall doors.
|Second Place: Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar
|Eclectic Asian décor, exposed stone walls and rich coloured tiles, overlooking a private garden oasis.
|Third: Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
|Hand-painted murals, designer fixtures, slate floor and slate walls.
|Fourth: The Shangri-La Hotel
|Vancouver, British Columbia
|Private washrooms featuring two-storey ceilings, crystal chandeliers, lighted mirrors, hardwood walls, mosaic tile and designer fixtures.
|Fifth: Metro Toronto Convention Center
|Designer fixtures, mosaic tile and 100% hands-free.
|Cintas Corporation first launched this contest in the United States in 2002 to recognize businesses across the country that maintain exceptional hygiene and style in their public restrooms. Over the last nine years, the contest has attracted tens of thousands of voters. Recent winners include the Shoji Tabuchi Theatre in Branson, Missouri; Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; the Fort Smith, Arkansas Airport; Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio; the Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, and in 2010, the Fountain on Locust in St. Louis, Missouri.
|About Cintas Canada Ltd
|Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas Canada designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, and document shredding services to approximately 55,000 businesses in Canada. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
For more information about Cintas products and services, visit us at www.cintas.ca.