I have decided to take the bus a couple of days ago, and taking the bus, you don't have the luxury of driving over to the closest available restroom. I got off the bus at this certain bus stop because I wanted to get some lunch before I was going to get picked up by my girlfriend after getting off of work, I settled upon this Dairy Queen, and it was a "Grill and Chill" Location. I ordered about $7 worth of food, and I ate it right there in the location. Before I left I really had to use the restroom, and I politely asked the cashier. Here is how the conversation went: ME: May I please use your restroom? Cashier: No. ME: Do you know of a closer one? I am taking the bus. Cashier: There is that Quick Stop over there. Politely I just went over to the Quick Stop, for he also had no restroom. I was infuriated, not at the Quick Stop, since its understandable that he does not have a public restroom, but at the Dairy Queen. DQ is an EATING ESTABLISHMENT, and I PAID MONEY TO EAT THERE. I know my $7 may not mean much, but $7 is still $7, and it surely beats the people who go to a place just to use the restroom and then leave. At this intersection there was the following: -Dairy Queen -The Quick Stop -A Shopping Complex with a sushi restaurant, random mom and pop shops that sell random trinkets, and a guitar store. I then proceeded to try the Sushi place, and at this point, I am about to explode. The place was closed. The last place I thought would never have a public restroom, was that guitar store. Thankfully, they did! Anyways, I did some Googling, and it looks like there is a crazy coalition out there called the American Restroom Association. Anyways, it looks like there is a general consensus that any EATING establishment, should ALWAYS pretty much allow you to use their facilities, especially if someone just wants to do something sanitary like say….WASH THEIR HANDS before they eat! Or maybe they want to AFTER they eat! I understand not allowing a non paying customer to use the restroom, but I WAS A PAYING CUSTOMER. Does anyone have any idea about this? I also tried to look up some more stuff on this, but a lot of it seems to be about people who aren't paying customers. Who the hell knew it was so hard just to find a restroom? The sad part is, most gas stations also got rid of their public restrooms, yes, even if you buy something you are not allowed to use it. How ridiculous. Anyways, after I left the Guitar store, I went back to the DQ to raise a fit, as I was still infuriated, I decided to look up the phone number for the Maricopa County Health Dept, and gave them a ring, I am expected to receive a call back soon regarding the matter, because the DQ may be breaking some building codes by not having a customer restroom, in an EATING ESTABLISHMENT. Also just to make it worse for the DQ, here is the offending address: DAIRY QUEEN GRILL & CHILL RESTAURANT 2230 N SCOTTSDALE RD SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85257-2125 480-947-0577 <---- Why not call them and prank them a few times for this type of ****** customer service? Even a damn Apple Store has public restrooms, and if they're not "public" they still let you use it, and you don't really expect to find them there!…but Apple doesn't even serve any food! Also here is the Uniform Plumbing Code: "2003 UNIFORM PLUMBING CODE (UPC) Published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials 413.2.2 Fixtures accessible only to private offices shall not be counted to determine compliance with this section. establishments with an occupant load of one hundred (100) or more shall be provided with separate facilities for employees and customers. Customer and employee facilities may be combined for occupant loads less than one hundred (100). 413.3 Separate Facilities Separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex. Exceptions: (2) In occupancies serving ten (10) or fewer people, one (1) toilet facility, designed for use by no more than one (1) person at a time, shall be permitted for use by both sexes. (3) In business and mercantile occupancies with a total floor area of fifteen hundred (1500) square feet (139.5 m 2 ) or less, one (1) toilet facility, designed for use by no more than one (1) person at a time, shall satisfy the requirements for serving customers and employees of both sexes. 413.5 Facilities in Mercantile and Business Occupancies Serving Customers 413.5.1 Requirements for customers and employees shall be permitted to be met with a single set of restrooms accessible to both groups. The required number of fixtures shall be the greater of the required number for employees or the required number for customers. 413.5.2 Fixtures for customer use shall be permitted to be met by providing a centrally located facility accessible to several stores. The maximum distance from entry to any store to this facility shall not exceed five hundred (500) feet (152.4 m)."