A Texas convenience store chain, whose cartoony mascot is a bucktoothed beaver wearing a baseball cap, is all business in its quest to capture the crown in Cintas' 2012 America's Best Restroom contest.

"Buc-ee's came out of the gate strong but with a month left to vote this is still anyone's game," said John Engel, Sr. Marketing Manager, Cintas. "This year's frontrunners have been steadily closing in on Buc-ee's lead as fans have stepped up in these last few weeks of online voting to show support for their favorite finalist."

Buc-ee's enjoyed a comfortable advantage during the first month of voting, but momentum is shifting as the contest enters the home stretch. Two contestants from the East Coast and Midwest, Mie N Yu Restaurant in Washington, D.C. and Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in Chicago are challenging that lead while the remaining seven finalists are not far behind.

The complete field of finalists includes:
Buc-ee's New Braunfels, Texas
Da Marino Ristorante Italiano New York, New York
Gitane Restaurant San Francisco, California
Hollywood Bowl Hollywood, California
Lane Stadium/Worsham Field at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia
Liberty Market Gilbert, Arizona
Mie N Yu Restaurant Washington, DC
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago, Illinois
Vanity Nightclub Las Vegas, Nevada
Walker Art Center Minneapolis, Minnesota

The public can vote for their top pick online through October 26 at www.bestrestroom.com. The contest's site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and then encourages them to cast their vote for this year's King of the Throne. The winner of the 11th Annual Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest will be revealed this fall, and both the winner and runner-up will secure a place in Cintas' Best Restroom Hall of Fame.