St. Louis Ice Cream Parlor’s Restrooms Voted Nation’s Best

September 15, 2010

Fountain on Locust Wins 9th Annual ‘Cintas America’s Best Restroom Award’

CINCINNATI, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The finest restrooms in America are in the Fountain on Locust in St. Louis, Mo. So says the Internet public who cast online ballots in the 9th annual “America’s Best Restroom” contest presented by Cincinnati-based Cintas Corporation (Nasdaq: CTAS), a leading provider of restroom hygiene products and services. High-resolution images of the winners’ facilities are available at http://www.bestrestroom.com.

The 2010 contest attracted nominations from a wide cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and several theatres. Ten finalists were selected based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public. “We are absolutely thrilled and honored to have been chosen by the public as having the Best Restrooms in America,” says Joy Grdnic Christensen, owner of the Fountain on Locust. “We put a lot of thought and effort into the design and construction, and we are certain that many of our customers come back because they know our bathrooms are not just unique but also clean. Earning this national recognition means a lot to our entire staff.”

“This contest is fun, but it also conveys a critical message that restroom hygiene matters – for good health and good business,” said Cintas Senior Marketing Manager Rich Bing. “Cintas is proud to honor The Fountain on Locust, and we congratulate all of our participants this year.”

Tens of thousands of votes were cast at the program’s web site, which produced the following results:

    Business                      Location
    First Place: The Fountain on
     Locust                       St. Louis, Missouri
    Second Place: Grand America
     Hotel                        Salt Lake City, Utah
    Third: Bryant Park            New York, New York
    Fourth: Embassy Theatre       Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Fifth: The Muse Hotel         New York, New York

The remaining finalists were: The China Grill at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.; Lawrence Dumont Stadium in Wichita, Kan.; Rivue Restaurant and Lounge in Louisville, Ky.; Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif.; and Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert, Ariz.

About Cintas Corporation

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services for approximately 800,000 businesses.

SOURCE Cintas Corporation

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