Nominations Open for “America’s Best Restroom Contest”

restroomIt’s that time of year again — America’s annual battle of the bowls!

Soon porcelain thrones across the country will be competing for a winning spot in “America’s Best Restroom Contest.”

Projecting a Clean Image

How a business maintains its restroom reflects its dedication to the customer experience.

Despite this, finding a restroom that’s both clean and stylish is a true rarity. When asked, most people would probably describe their trip to the public restroom as fairly unremarkable — or worse — incredibly unpleasant.

Exceptional experiences don’t happen often, but when they do — they’re a real treat. And to honor these customer-oriented experiences, work apparel company Cintas is once again sponsoring it’s annual competition.

The competition began 12 years ago and aims to raise awareness of the importance of restroom hygiene and to salute businesses that strive for excellence in both restroom function and design.

Nominate a Restroom

Last year Buc-ee’s, a convenience store in New Braunfels, TX won the honor, but this year’s winning spot is still up for grabs.

Do you own your own establishment? Or have you recently patronized a particularly memorable facility? You can nominate your favorite restroom online at

The contest is open to any non-residential public restroom in the U.S. Once submitted, entries will be judged on several key points:

  • Cleanliness
  • Visual appeal
  • Innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design

Cintas will then round up a list of the “top 10 places to go—when you’ve got to go.” The ten finalists will be announced in August, at which time public online voting will ensue. The winner will be announced this fall, securing a permanent place in the contest hall of fame.

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