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Cintas Makes a Splash with the Top 10 America's Best Restroom® Contest Finalists


Vote for your favorite restroom now through September 18

 (NASDAQ:CTAS) announced today the top 10 finalists for
the 2018 America's
Best Restroom® contest
. For the 17th year in a row, the
contest will showcase the best public restrooms in the U.S. and award
one lucky loo with $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom
cleaning or facility management, along with a lifetime of bathroom
bragging rights. Now through Sept. 18, the public is invited to vote for
their favorite finalist at

"From coast to coast, this year's finalists highlight how restroom
cleanliness, artistic design and sustainable features can leave a
positive, lasting impression on customers," said Sean Mulcahey,
Marketing Manager, Cintas. "With vibrant colors, picturesque views and
creative architecture, there's a perfect restroom for everyone with this
year's finalists. The America's Best Restroom contest invites the
country to come together and vote for the worthiest facility."

The top 10 restrooms in this year's America's Best Restroom contest

  1. Barrio – Chicago
    After guests exit the women's restrooms
    at Chicago's trendy Mexican restaurant, Barrio, it's common to hear
    the phrase: "Did you check out the bathroom? There's a disco ball in
    there!" In addition to its shiny disco ball, the facility features
    colorful high heel patterned wallpaper and a hot pink ceiling. The
    upbeat ambiance screams anything but ordinary, making it the perfect
    place to freshen up, reapply lipstick and hit the streets of the Windy
  2. Bryant Park – New York City
    After a $270,000 renovation,
    the new and improved Bryant Park restroom offers its one million
    visitors per year an oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle.
    Full-time attendants, fresh flowers, and classical music welcome the
    public with a luxurious comfort station experience. The facility uses
    Toto EcoPower technology to harness the energy of running water to
    power itself, and features water-efficient fixtures and LED lighting
    to reduce electrical costs and its environmental impact. With crown
    molding, cove lighting, glass mosaic details and tiles from around the
    globe, this Manhattan marvel is a site to behold.
  3. Dream Hollywood Hotel – Hollywood, CA
    The Dream Hollywood
    Hotel's rooftop has a restroom that takes guests to new heights. With
    floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Griffith
    Observatory, these facilities allow visitors to gaze out at the city
    and take a postcard-worthy photo. Sleek subway tiles, long oval
    mirrors and golden globe lights surround a large granite island with
    deep sinks and modern faucets.
  4. Green Bay Botanical Garden – Green Bay, Wis.
    Nicknamed the
    "Hobbit House," Green Bay Botanical Garden is home to a fun, playful
    and clean restroom facility straight out of a fantasy world. Located
    in its children's garden area, the structure is built directly into
    the hill side to maintain a cool temperature and offer visitors a hill
    that showcases a perfect view of the gardens. Using natural materials
    whenever possible and installing local boulders as part of the design,
    the Les & Dar Stumpf Hobbit House Restroom is a sustainable building
    that reflects raw, creative innovation.
  5. Hotel La Jolla, Curio Collection by Hilton – La Jolla, CA
    high on the 11th floor overlooking the stunning vistas of Southern
    California, the restroom at the Hotel La Jolla provides guests with a
    breathtaking view of La Jolla and the Pacific Ocean off the coast of
    San Diego. Facing the coast, the large windows capture the natural,
    constantly changing ocean light, complementing the earth tones of the
    restroom interior. In this restroom, it's common for guests to spend
    extra time washing their hands just to gaze out at the beautiful views.
  6. J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge – Sanibel, Fla.
    otters, alligators – oh my! The newest adventure at the J.N. "Ding"
    Darling National Wildlife Refuge comes to life with restrooms that
    immerse you in underwater scenery. Life-size animal sculptures grace
    the walls leading to and within the restrooms. The facility walls
    feature mesmerizing photographic tile murals of lush, watery mangrove
    scenes and its stalls showcase professional bird photography. These
    Learning Lavatories not only dazzle but educate visitors with
    interpretive messaging about local wildlife and saving the
    environment, turning a necessary "nature call" into a "nature
  7. MI VIDA – Washington, D.C.
    Inspired by the vibrant Mexican
    color palette, the restrooms at MI VIDA restaurant transport guests
    into a colorful, stylish and Instagram-worthy world. Hot pink doors
    pop against the hand-stenciled floors that pay tribute to Mexican folk
    art as aqua-grey penny tile ceilings shine from above. Sleek, brushed
    stainless steel plumbing fixtures bring an unexpected industrial
    touch, and a fully-integrated, paperless sink system with its cool
    cascading stream of blue light keeps the fiesta going even as guests
    freshen up.
  8. Morgan Manufacturing – Chicago
    The industrial elegance of
    the Morgan Manufacturing space located in the West Loop of Chicago
    extends to its massive restrooms. The generous, sleek spaces are
    outfitted with custom, glistening chandeliers made from repurposed
    pipes and crystals. With a modern concrete floor, tall stalls made
    from white marble partitions line half of the restroom walls while the
    other half is covered in mirrored subway tiles. With a large leather
    ottoman and plenty of artistic décor, this facility brings an element
    of sophistication to industrial design.
  9. The Mud House – St. Louis, MO
    Decorated with fun, local
    and eclectic antique pieces, this cozy café brings its artistic flair
    right into its restroom. With Monopoly, Sorry!, Clue, Scrabble and
    other classic board games plastered on the walls, it's nearly
    impossible to be bored in the Mud House's restroom! Guests will find
    themselves surrounded by their favorite childhood board games and
    interesting vintage maps from floor to ceiling, creating a nostalgic
    and entertaining bathroom experience for all ages.
  10. The Progress – San Francisco, CA
    The restrooms at The
    Progress are a true departure from the soft wooden tones and natural
    feel of the dining room. Wanting guests to feel as though they weren't
    just walking into a restroom, but entering a sparkly drum set, the
    owners and designers of the restaurant used 250 pounds of glitter to
    achieve their mission. A thick layer of glitter coats the walls, floor
    and ceiling, creating a 360-degree sparkly, colorful and exceptional
    restroom experience that no guest could forget.

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal,
innovation, functionality and unique design elements. The restroom that
receives the most votes from America will be awarded $2,500 in facility
services or restroom cleaning from Cintas to help maintain their
award-winning restroom.

For more information about the contest, please contact Alex Weiss at
or (312) 664-1532.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types
and sizes get Ready™ to open their doors with confidence every
day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers' image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over
the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component
of both the Standard & Poor's 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

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