Jungle Jim's Restroom Voted Nation's Best For 2007
International Market Wins 6th Annual “Cintas America’s Best Restroom Award”
CINCINNATI, OH, August 21, 2007 –The finest restroom in America is at a Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio - says the Internet public who cast online ballots in the 6th 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 2007 contest attracted nominations from a wide cross-section of businesses, including restaurants, hotels and casinos. 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:
|First Place: Jungle Jim’s International Market
||Chic jungle motif throughout expansive facility concealed by port-o-let doors!
|Second: Catch 31 Restaurant
||Virginia Beach, Virginia
||Stylish sinks, dark wood and mosaic tile.
|Third: Mix Lounge at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino
||Las Vegas, Nevada
||Atop the 64th floor, toilets face floor to ceiling windows with captivating views.
|Fourth: Vermont Marble Museum
||Shrouded in elegant, polished marble from local Vermont quarry.
||Adorned in chandeliers, local artwork and creature comforts.
“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 Jungle Jim’s International Market, and we congratulate all of our participants this year."
Jungle Jim’s received the coveted “America’s Best Restroom” plaque of recognition from Cintas during a special presentation today, and secured their place in the “America’s Best Restroom Hall of Fame” found at www.bestrestroom.com.
“I’m all about putting smiles on people’s faces,” said Jungle Jim’s Owner Jim Bonaminio. “People are so tense these days. Those bathrooms just seem to make people laugh and that’s what we’re all about: laughing and having fun.”
At first glance, a Jungle Jim’s restroom might confuse new customers. What appears to be handicapped-sized port-o-lets are actually faux entrances to a hallway, adorned in a jungle motif, leading to an exquisitely decorated 10 stall restroom, complete with flowers, marble, soft green tile, tropical pictures and more.
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, the Fort Smith Regional Airport in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Wendell’s Restaurant in Westerville, Ohio.
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 and first aid and safety products to approximately 800,000 businesses.