A vector image of a public men's restroom

Cintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom contest, which shines a spotlight on deserving public restrooms.

The public can submit their favorite restroom now through Aug. 14 at www.bestrestroom.com.

“Now more than ever, people value clean, well-maintained public restrooms,” says Sean Mulcahey, marketing manager, Cintas. “Businesses everywhere are re-evaluating their cleaning protocols and taking precautions to limit the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. In fact, almost three-quarters (70%) of Americans say they have made a conscious effort to select a specific business because it has restrooms that are cleaner and better maintained[.”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in September of 2020 and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist. The winner will receive a Cintas UltraClean restroom cleaning service and $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas while also being recognized as a first-rate public restroom.  

Last year, the Nashville Zoo was crowned America’s Best Restroom for featuring two innovative exhibits. 

“We were honored to be recognized by Cintas and the public as America’s Best Restroom,” says Rick Schwartz, president and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “This award reinforces the impact restrooms have on guests."