Cintas Presents Wendell's Restaurant With 2006 "America's Best Restroom Award"
CINCINNATI, OH, April 28, 2005– The finest restroom in America is at a Wendell's restaurant in Westerville, Ohio - says the Internet public who cast online ballots in the 5 th 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 winner are available at www.bestrestroom.com.
The 2006 contest attracted nominations from a wide cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, hotels, casinos and airports. Five finalists were selected based on exceptional hygiene, style and open access to the public.
Ten of thousands of votes were cast at the program's web site, which produced the following results:
|| Westerville, Ohio
|| Upscale sport theme accessorized with mouthwash
|| All Season's Bistro
|| Lansing, Michigan
|| Deep colors with old world tiles in stylish bistro décor
|| Providence, Rhode Island
|| Warm appeal, fresh flowers and modern stainless steel
|| Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
|| Atlantic City, New Jersey
|| Inviting marble floors and contemporary faucets
|| Quad City International Airport
|| Moline, Illinois
|| Open, clean and convenient with touch-free systems
"The important message here is restroom hygiene matters - for good health and good business," said Kirk Kirssin , Cintas Director of Marketing. "Cintas is proud to honor Wendell's restaurant, and we congratulate all of our participants this year."
Wendell's received the coveted " America 's Best Restroom" plaque of recognition from Cintas, and secured their place in the " America 's Best Restroom Hall of Fame" found at www.bestrestroom.com.
As an added bonus this year, Wendell's will receive free Sanis UltraClean restroom cleaning service from Cintas for one month. Sanis UltraClean combines an indoor pressure washer and chemical injection with wet vacuum technology to keep restrooms clean and hygienic.
"We're thrilled to win the America 's best restroom award," said Wendell's General Manager, Rich Belding. "It's a testament to our staff's professionalism and commitment to all the things that make a visit to Wendell's a great experience - including upscale casual dining, hospitality and cleanliness."
Wendells' restrooms, which are always stocked with towels, soap and mouthwash, are a favorite among sports lovers who are keen on cleanliness. This year's winning restroom features a classic athletic theme with black and white photos and sleek countertops.
The Best Restroom Award was created in 2001 to honor businesses across the country that maintain exceptional hygiene, with style, in their public restrooms. Previous winners include the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the restored Main Building at the University of Notre Dame, the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi and the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Headquartered in Cincinnati , Ohio , Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America . Cintas 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 to approximately 700,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a Nasdaq-100 company and component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. The Company has achieved 36 consecutive years of growth in sales and earnings, to date.