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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: A High Score Sizzle...Fizzles, plus a FAIL!

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(WMC TV) - A former high score in Cordova hit its all-time low, while a steakhouse in Millington failed inspection.

Ryan's Steakhouse, 8165 Highway 51 N. in Millington, tanked its most recent health inspection with a 60. Any Tennessee restaurant inspection below a 70 is a failure.

According to the inspection report, Ryan's Steakhouse was cited with six critical health code violations in six critical categories.

The violations include:

"leaking pipe (in) dishwashing area...water running across the floor"

"stopped up dishwasher floor drain"

"large pots were not sanitized"

"no hot water at salad station prep sink"

"employee cooking food and touching cell phone and uniform with gloves on - did not change gloves"

"We're now doing our sanitation classes, including for new employees, and he was a new employee," said Annie Carr, Ryan's Steakhouse's production manager. "We got in touch with our corporate office and contractors and have repaired all the leaks and drains and the sanitizer."

Mr. P's Buffalo Wings Plus, 8195 Dexter Rd. in Cordova, fell one point shy of failure with a 70 in its latest inspection.

The violations:

"pre-cooked chicken (at unsafe temp)"

"raw chicken (at unsafe temp)"

"back flow device is leaking water"

"no hot water on the mop sink"

The inspection was a huge disappointment for Kyalo Ntheketha, owner of Mr. P's Cordova location. In January, his establishment enjoyed a turn as one of the Scorecard's High Scores of the Week with a 93.

Ntheketha said despite having hot water, his establishment was cited with the water violation because the hot water lever is missing from the mop sink's faucet. He said he's having trouble finding a comparable fixture.

As for the food temperature violations, he said that never should have happened.

"We cook our chicken to (specified) temperatures, and that day, it was a mistake," he said. "Someone forgot some chicken outside, but we've corrected that, and we've made sure that we can't do that."

By Thursday, his staff had made enough corrections to adjust Mr. P's Cordova score to a 90.

THE WEEK'S NOTABLE SCORES:

Burger King, 2884 Hickory Hill Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 98 on July 19 

Subway, 5135 Quince Rd., Quince Station Shopping Center, East Memphis, 98 on Aug. 2 

Mariscos El Quetzal, 5855 Winchester Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 96 on July 23 

TCBY Stage Center, 6600 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 96 on July 31 

Domino's Pizza, 550 S. Highland St., U of M Area, 96 on July 31 

TCBY, 1708 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 96 on Aug. 3 

Yogurt Mountain, 465 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on July 30 

Tops Bar-B-Q, 2748 Lamar Ave., Bethel Grove, 95, date not listed 

Baskin Robbins, 1680 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 95 on Aug. 3 

Las Delicias, 5689 Quince Rd., Yorkshire Square Shopping Center, East Memphis, 94 on Aug. 2 

Three Little Pigs, 5145 Quince Rd., Quince Station Shopping Center, East Memphis, 94 on Aug. 2 

Sakura, 4840 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/East Memphis, 88 on July 30 

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, 3448 Poplar Ave., Poplar Plaza Shopping Center, East Memphis, 87 on July 30 

El Mezcal, 1492 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 87 on July 31 

Danver's, 1468 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 86 on July 31 

Dixie Queen, 951 Getwell Rd., U of M Park Ave. Campus Area, 85 on July 31 

Church's Fried Chicken, 2442 Summer Ave., Binghampton/East Memphis, 85 on Aug. 2 

Kountry Cookin' Soul Food, 1128 Winchester Rd., Whitehaven, 85 on Aug. 2 

McDonald's, 995 E. Parkway South, Mid-South Fairgrounds Area, 83, date not listed 

Outback Steakhouse, 2251 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 78 on Aug. 1...adjusted on site to an 88.

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