No Lion, Cintas Crowns Nashville Zoo America’s Best Restroom®

The Nashville Zoo will receive $2,500 from Cintas

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--The public was not monkeying around when it came to choosing their favorite restroom. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today named Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee the winner of the 2019 America’s Best Restroom® contest. As this year’s winner, Nashville Zoo will get to properly crown their golden thrones with prizes from Cintas. This includes $2,500 in Cintas products and services for restroom cleaning or facility management to keep their restrooms Ready for the Workday®, along with a lifetime supply of bathroom bragging rights.

“We’re thrilled to earn the title of America’s Best Restroom,” said Rick Schwartz, President and CEO of the Nashville Zoo. “As one of the top tourist attractions in Tennessee, we saw our restrooms as an opportunity to educate visitors and allow their trip to the zoo to continue even during a bathroom break. We wanted our restrooms to create dialogue and conversation, and it worked better than expected.”

Inside, the Nashville Zoo restrooms offer more than meets the eye. Nashville Zoo's Expedition Peru: Trek of the Andean Bear women's restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window through which a family of six cotton-top tamarins are visible. This extravagant indoor exhibit features these critically endangered primates and all their antics. Meanwhile, Nashville Zoo's Entry Village men's restroom features a floor-to-ceiling glass window with a view of the Boelens Python snake exhibit.

“The Nashville Zoo was able to turn its public restrooms into another attraction, and the public responded in a very positive way,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Public restrooms meet many needs, so it’s important that they’re not only clean and well-maintained, but also memorable because it can impact the success of your business.”

Cintas revealed the 10 contest finalists on August 5th and opened voting to the public through September 13th. The other finalists in the 2019 America’s Best Restroom contest included:

  • Butcher and the Brewer – Cleveland, OH
  • Jianna Restaurant – Greenville, SC
  • Jupiter Next – Portland, OR
  • La Belle Helene – Charlotte, NC
  • LaGuardia Airport – New York City
  • Mourad – San Francisco, CA
  • Natick Mall – Natick, MA
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art – New York City
  • Sea-Tac Airport – Seattle, WA

The 10 finalists were selected based on cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements. You can nominate a restroom for the 2020 contest here.

For more information about the contest, please contact Christina Alvarez at or (708) 908-0898.

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get Ready to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.


Christina Alvarez
Mulberry Marketing Communications
(708) 908-0898

Release Summary

Cintas Corporation named Nashville Zoo in Nashville, Tennessee the winner of the 2019 America’s Best Restroom® contest.


Christina Alvarez
Mulberry Marketing Communications
(708) 908-0898