Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Prince Harry and the Porta Potty?

Ever since Prince Harry appeared with Matt Lauer on The Today Show (NBC), we have received many calls about why Prince Harry is using a porta-potty. It seems that in the dead center of the camera's view near the polo field a green porta-potty is getting plenty of TV time.

At the Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic, a charity event Prince Harry competed in New York Prince Harry was not fortunate enough to have a regal portable restroom experience. However, rest assured that Royal Restrooms has taken steps to ensure that the next state side royal visit will include a restroom fit for a royal.

Hurricane Season

Every year our Royal Restrooms family prepares all year for hurricane season. All year long. Royal Restrooms have been contracted to go to festivals, weddings, backyard barbeques and other happy occasions but we also have experienced fires, floods, hurricanes, ice storms, blizzards, tornadoes, and tragic industrial disasters. We have learned the basics of our disaster response standards from what we have learned from being on site at hurricanes, our first being Katrina.

Because we are on retainer for corporations, city and county governments, many times we arrive on the site of a natural or man-made disaster even before the clean up crews arrive. Police, emergency management crews and medical personal are grateful to have us there to provide a clean place to wash their faces and use the restroom or to take a shower. In one large explosion situation, they were grateful for the air conditioning they could experience before heading back into harms way.

We have learned through experience there is no guaranteed gas so we should plan ahead, to bring drinking water to hand out to those in need, and toys for children who are going through a time no child should ever have to. It is because we have this experience that we are experts in our field and are called upon so often.

We are proud of our service to our community and country and consider what we do in disaster relief service not a business but a duty. If your company or city does not yet have a plan of action in a time of disaster, please feel free to call our office so that we may give you so insight into what we have experienced. We may be able to shed some light onto what you would need to provide for your emergency management workers.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Today, after so much hard work and personal sacrifice, the little company Robert and I started on a kitchen table in 2004 was featured on CNBC. Because my former occupation was commercial banking, the trill of having our first live national interview on a financial network, was personally very satisfying!

We have chosen to keep our corporate office in Savannah, therefore I flew to New York and was driven to Staten Island by Mark Foster, one of our franchisees. Honestly, you would think that if I knew I was going to be on LIVE television I would be have practiced and been prepared but I had spent the weekend preparing our restrooms for the hurricane season which happens to begin today as well.

With only 11 hours sleep over the past four days, when the director counted down from ten to zero my mind went blank and I am pretty sure I could have been the creator of the Paula Deen show rather than Royal Restrooms but I am very proud of our company and the job all of our staff does on a daily basis.

We may not be experts in the field of live televion, but with over 37,000 restrooms on site at events since our inception, Royal Restrooms are our specialty. More on hurricane season later but for right now, take a look at our first national interview.


The economic downturn has been a boon for the most unusual businesses, even as traditional business models continue to get lashed by reduced consumer spending.

According to David E. Sauers, Jr., President and CEO of nationwide portable restroom franchise Royal Restrooms, his business has seen growth as the economy continues to slide.

But why? Sauers explains that event and festival organizers across the country, facing lower revenues this year, are desperate to find new ways of keeping guests longer.

"They need to find ways to keep their patrons who do attend the events to keep them longer, therefore spending more money. A clean, safe and well-lit restroom is one way to keep guests at an event," Sauers says.

"Whatever you do," he adds, "don't call us a porta potty; our business is complex and our product is infinitely more luxurious than the crude porta potties of the past."

Interview requests should be sent to -- corporate info and press kit available at