Road Trips, Remarkable Restrooms and Repeat Business

Posted by Steve Thielke on Jun 27, 2018, 9:00:00 AM


Summer road trip season is continuing to heat up! The AAA estimates that as of mid-June, 64 percent of families traveling this summer still plan to take road trips.

When you hit the road with family or friends – whether the trip is long or short – chances are bathroom breaks are a rite of passage along the way. When nature calls, do you tend to gravitate toward the same restroom facilities because you know the washrooms are in good, clean working order?

If so, you’re not alone in your public restroom preferential treatment.

Nearly 60% of Americans make a conscious decision to visit a specific business because they know it has nice restrooms, based on new research from Bradley’s latest Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

What’s more is that providing clean restrooms contributes an important revenue boost to businesses. (Convenience stores, restaurants and other road trip worthy restrooms listen up!) Research shows that almost half of Americans will “definitely” or “probably” spend more money at a business that has clean, well-maintained restrooms.

This important interconnection between restroom conditions, businesses, customers and sales is deeply rooted – and should be noted by business owners of all types of industries.

7-Eleven -- the world’s largest store chain in the convenience retail industry – understands the business advantages of providing its customers top-notch restrooms.  Dave Carpenter, president of JD Carpenter Companies, operates 7-Eleven stores in the Denver area. Carpenter asked Bradley Corporation to help enhance its washrooms with sleek, modern fixtures that could minimize maintenance, present a high-class image and easily facilitate a wide range of visitors.

Bradley’s all-in-one Advocate AV-Series Hand Washing Stations provided the best solution to elevate cleanliness, aesthetics and high traffic in 7-Eleven’s restrooms.

Advocate 7-11

The Advocate’s completely touchless hand washing design provides a sink, soap, faucet and dual-sided hand dryer all in one efficient unit. The integrated design simplifies handwashing and maximizes cleanliness and safety because water goes down the drain instead of dripping on the floor or walls.

“The Advocate creates an upscale image that appeals to our patrons. Customers don’t expect to see them in a convenience store. The Advocate makes our washrooms easier to maintain, while providing a convenient and hygienic hand- washing experience.”

– Dave Carpenter, 7-Eleven multiple-store franchisee

To read the Case Study on 7-Eleven’s restrooms featuring the Advocate AV-Series visit:

For more information on the Advocate AV-Series visit:

Topics: advocate, advocate hand washing system, All-in-One handwashing system

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