App Helps Travelers Avoid ‘Spotty Potties’
Of the more than 41.5 million people that traveled on Memorial Day weekend, 88 percent of them traveled by car. That’s an increase of 4.7 million drivers over last year, which means more traffic on roads and more traffic in roadside restrooms. To help vacationers in search of clean restrooms this weekend, Cintas Corporation is reminding travelers of its free mobile restroom-finder app, “Got to Go,” that allows users to find clean restrooms in their vicinity and rate them based on cleanliness.
A business with clean restrooms can be a big draw for travelers looking to make a ‘pit stop.’ In fact, 74 percent of respondents in a recent survey stated they’d go out of their way to find a clean restroom while on a road trip[ii].
“Whether you’re on a road-trip or staycation this travel holiday, why settle for a sub-par public restroom?” said Jillian Bauer, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “‘Got to Go’ not only helps users find restrooms, but it also asks users to rate restrooms for future visitors.”
Since its launch in February 2018, Got to Go users have visited the app nearly 29,000 times to locate and rate nearby restrooms. Regions with the most active users include California, New York, Texas, Ohio and Illinois.
Within the app, users will see a map showing nearby restrooms differentiated by three colors. Top-rated, clean restrooms are indicated with a green icon; low-rated, dirty restrooms are indicated with a yellow icon; and unrated restrooms are indicted by a blue icon. Users can also view restrooms in a “list view” which allows them to see nearby restrooms sorted by distance.
When clicking on a restroom icon, users will also have ability to view the restroom’s rating and rate the restroom themselves. Users can rate the condition of the facility (dirty or clean), supply level (low or well-stocked), smell (good or bad) and whether it’s open to the public or available to customers only. Users can also get directions to the restroom as the app is linked to Google Maps and Apple Maps. Users can also filter the results by location, such as gas and convenience stores; coffee shops and restaurants; retail stores; or government and public buildings.
Got to Go is available for complimentary download in the iPhone App Store or Android’s Google Play. For more information, visit https://www.cintas.com/gottogo.
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