Released by Cintas

Cincinnati, OH - October 4, 2013 – The Varsity, described as an “Alice in Wonderland grotto,” is making a push to win Cintas’ 2013 America’s Best Restroom Contest. The historic concert venue in Minneapolis currently holds the lead in the annual ‘top potty’ competition, but several other restrooms are close behind: Tampa International Airport and its beautiful murals, the Public Glass Bathrooms in Texas and their see-through ‘walls’ and the colorful, ornate decor inside Wisconsin’s John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

“The Varsity has taken the early lead, but with a month left to vote, it’s still anyone’s game,” said John Engel, senior marketing manager at Cintas. “We expect a close finish and encourage people across the country to go online and make their picks.”

Top to bottom, the vote tally is tight, and all ten finalists are still alive. Now they each need YOUR support to be crowned King of the Thrones.

2013 America’s Best Restroom Contest Finalists:

Alex Madonna Gold Rush Steak House San Luis Obispo, CA

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade Portland, OR

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Sheboygan, WI

Public Glass Bathrooms on the Square Sulphur Springs, TX

Sloan's Ice Cream West Palm Beach, FL

Tampa International Airport Tampa, FL

Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN

Viracocha San Francisco, CA

Waldorf Astoria New York, NY

Westfield Garden State Plaza Paramus, NJ


The public can vote for their top pick online through October 31 at

The contest site takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and encourages them to cast votes for this year’s winner. Cintas will reveal the winner of the 12th Annual America’s Best Restroom contest during a nationally publicized media event this fall, and the winner and runner-up will secure a place in Cintas’ Best Restroom Hall of Fame.