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Royal Restrooms Get Royal Treatment with Spot on CBS Eye on America

Garrett Caffacus is working with CBS Eye on America, filming the Sauers' and Glisson's every move. Garrett Caffacus is working with CBS Eye on America, filming the Sauers' and Glisson's every move.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - You've seen them on River Street for Saint Patrick's Day and they were even on site for the sugar refinery explosion. Royal Restrooms are everywhere and now, they're getting national attention.

CBS Eye on America is featuring the Savannah franchise in an upcoming episode.

Royal Restrooms started out as a small local business and now have franchises all over the United States. The luxury bathrooms have become popular and they gave CBS the royal treatment this morning.

"It all started here in Forsyth Park," Charlotte Sauers told WTOC.

Charlotte says her husband David, came up with the idea for Royal Restrooms five years ago at a port-a-potty during a Forsyth Park event. "It was a terrible experience, juggling a baby and a 3-year-old potty training," she said.

David Sauers teamed up with Robert Glisson and Royal Restrooms was born. Five years later, the luxury bathroom model has expanded from a few full service units, to 27 units with 50 franchises in 13 states, catering all kinds of events, from sports to fundraisers and disaster relief.

"I think Savannah knows about Royal Restrooms," Charlotte said. "They see us everywhere."

Now the rest of the country will get the royal treatment after a call from CBS a few months ago.

"CBS saw us at an event and was interested in doing a story on franchises. Out of 350 companies, we were selected," she said. "We were screaming and jumping up and down. This is the best marketing you can get."

"We were doing a feature on unique franchises," Garrett Caffacus told WTOC. "Royal Restrooms was chosen as one of five."

Caffacus is working with CBS Eye on America, hosted by Greg Gumbel, filming the Sauers' and Glisson's every move. From small rest rooms to ones including shower stalls, Royal Restrooms is showing CBS how they went from small-time to a big deal.

"Nobody else is doing this. They are filling a niche in the industry," Caffacus said.

What the folks at Royal Restrooms really want CBS to see are their specialty bathrooms. On the outside they have plasma TVs for sporting events. On the inside, there's another plasma TV on the wall so while you are doing your business, you are not missing a minute of the action.

"We're consistently trying to improve our product and make it available to all arenas," Charlotte said.

Which means continuing expand, from Savannah, with their eye on the rest of America.

"We're definitely getting out there and people know about our product," Charlotte said. "We're very proud. Very proud."

The Sauers and Glissons put on an impromptu fundraiser in Forsyth Park for the Savannah Children's Choir to show CBS what they can do.

There is no airdate yet for the Royal Restrooms segment on CBS Eye on America. We will keep you posted.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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