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Tight Race to Capture the Crown in 2012 Cintas’ America’s Best Restroom Contest

Only one month left to cast your vote online, polls close October 26

CINCINNATI, OH— October 9, 2012 – 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,” he added.

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, Illinois are challenging that lead while the remaining seven finalists are not far behind. The complete field of finalists includes:

2012 America’s Best Restroom Contest Finalists:
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 *Photos available for the media to download at

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 during a nationally publicized media event this fall, and both the winner and runner-up will secure a place in Cintas’ Best Restroom Hall of Fame.

About Cintas:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 900,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.