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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: Hazel's Family Restaurant, plus scores

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OLIVE BRANCH, MS -

(WMC TV) - THIS WEEK'S BIG TIP:  Hazel's Family Restaurant, 6888 Goodman Rd., Olive Branch, MS, (662) 895-4554

The first and most vocal to support non-smoking establishments in Olive Branch...

Principled on portion control and customer choice between traditional home-cooking and healthier options...

Both are why the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi honored Hazel's Family Restaurant with its Community Health Partner Award.

"Hazel's is often able to offer us smaller portions, which is important," said the foundation's Jill Morris.

It was important to customer Don Anderson. He went on the "Hazel's Diet" -- no bread, no sugars and only Hazel's healthy option/smaller portion menu.

It worked.

"Yep, I lost 20 pounds," said the Southaven, MS, gentleman.

All of this is not lost on Hazel Gross. In fact, it's personal to her and her husband.

Both are Type 2 diabetics.

"It's important for us not to over-indulge in our foods, and it really helps," she said.

Exactly why Hazel's kitchen staff uses portion control spoons to serve fresh turnip greens, green beans, purple hull peas, pinto beans and cabbage. Those sides are second only to the controlled portions of Hazel's meat entrees, often baked instead of fried.

Don't get me wrong. Hazel's won't hesitate to pile your plate with a breakfast fit for an offensive lineman.

But at Hazel's, you have a choice.

At Hazel's, you have restaurant owners who know and live the value of a healthy meal.

WHAT ANDY LIKES:  Baked Pork Chop, Fresh Turnip Greens, Egg-White & Egg-Beater Omelette

SCORES OF THE WEEK:

Subway, 11615 Hwy. 70, Arlington, TN, 100 on Nov. 29 

Wisteria, 11125 Hwy. 70, Arlington, TN, 100 on Nov. 30 

Oh My Ganache, 616 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 100 on Nov. 27 

Gelato Café, 5985 Stage Rd., Suite 9, Bartlett, TN, 99 on Nov. 27 

The Merry Cook, 2898 S. Perkins Rd., Parkway Village/SE Memphis, 98 on Nov. 26 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 3593 Riverdale Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 98 on Nov. 27 

The Pie Folks, 7781 Farmington Blvd., Germantown, TN, 98 on Nov. 29 

Bonefish Grill, 1250 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 96 on Nov. 27 

Yolo, 5985 Stage Rd., Suite 30, Bartlett, TN, 96 on Nov. 27 

Corky's, 743 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 96 on Nov. 29 

Down South BBQ, 1056 E. Brooks Rd., Whitehaven, 97 on Nov. 27 

Yo Mama's Soul Food, 3722 N. Watkins St., Frayser, 97 on Nov. 27 

Houston's Restaurant, 5000 Poplar Ave., White Station Area/E. Memphis, 97 on Nov. 27 

Ferdinand's Catering Company, 7918 E. Holmes Rd., SE Memphis, 97 on Nov. 29 

Grand Wok & Roll Corp., 3305 Winchester Rd., Airport Area/Capleville, 96 on Nov. 26 

Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 6600 Stage Rd., Suite 137, Bartlett, TN, 96 on Nov. 28 

KFC, 1295 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on Nov. 29 

Popeye's, 1430 E. Brooks Rd., Whitehaven, 95 on Nov. 27 

Tastee Bar-B-Q, 1028 E. Brooks Rd., Orange Mound/S. Memphis, 95 on Nov. 27 

Backyard Burgers, 4935 New Airline Rd., Arlington, TN, 95 on Nov. 29 

Captain John BBQ, 106 Hwy. 72, Collierville, TN, 94 on Nov. 29 

Magnolia Grille, 250 N. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 92 on Nov. 29 

Vanelli's Deli, 7873 Farmington Blvd., Germantown, TN, 92 on Nov. 29 

Brooklyn Bridge, 1779 Kirby Pkwy, East Memphis, 92 on Nov. 29 

Ronnie Grisanti's, 684 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 88 on Nov. 26 

Huey's, 2130 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 88 on Nov. 28 

The Grove Grill, 4530 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 86 on Nov. 26 

Saigon Le, 51 N. Cleveland St., Crosstown/Midtown Memphis, 83 on Nov. 26 

One & Only BBQ, 567 Perkins Ext'd, East Memphis, 83 on Nov. 26 

Brad's Bar-B-Que, 2845 Bartlett Blvd., Bartlett, TN, 82 on Nov. 28 

Osaka Japanese Fusion Bistro, 3402 Poplar Ave., Poplar Plaza Shopping Center/East Memphis, 82 on Nov. 28 

India Palace, 1720 Poplar Ave., Midtown Memphis, 82 on Nov. 26 

Papa Murphy's Pizza, 7781 Farmington Blvd., Germantown, TN, 81 on Nov. 28 

Sweet Pea's Table, 5824 Stage Rd., Bartlett, TN, 78 on Nov. 27 

The New Dragon China, 1680 Madison Ave., Midtown Memphis, 72 on Nov. 26 

Jackson Corned Beef House, 845 Jackson Ave., North Memphis, 70 on Nov. 26

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