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Andy's Restaurant Scorecard: "99's" for dueling burger joints, plus scores

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COLLIERVILLE, TN & BARTLETT, TN -

(WMC TV) - They are the new burger joints on the block, and they just tied for the Scorecard's High Score of the Week.

Fairway Pizza & BBQ, 4210 Altruria Rd. in Bartlett and Dink's, 890 W. Poplar Ave. in Collierville, each earned a 99 on their latest Memphis-Shelby County Department of Health inspections.

Howard Covington opened Fairway Pizza & BBQ just two weeks ago after managing the University of Memphis cafeteria for 37 years.

Sure, his pizza and barbecue are good, but his specialty is his cheeseburger and its toasted, buttered bun.

"The best cheeseburger in the city of Bartlett," he boasted.

His signature seasoned fries are not the seasoned fries you'd expect. I guessed lemon pepper. He answered, "Almost." Nice try.

Burgers are also the specialty at Dink's. "We grind our own burgers," said owner and head chef Scott Dinkins.

Dink's serves BIG burgers, juicy and medium-well, and you build them. Stack 'em high with your choice of 40 gourmet ingredients from Dink's topping bar, including homemade pico de gallo, chipotle mayo and spicy ranch.

Dink's also sells jars of its homemade squash relish and Papa Joe's Pepper Relish, made right in Collierville. 

THE WEEK'S SCORES:

Fairway Pizza and Bar-B-Que, 4210 Altruria Rd., Bartlett, TN, 99 on Dec. 19 

Dink's, 890 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 99 on Dec. 18 

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, 10211 Collierville Rd., Collierville, TN, 98 on Dec. 17 

Michelle's Bar & Grill, 887 S. Highland St., Orange Mound/S. Memphis, 98 on Dec. 17 

Domino's Pizza, 3937 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 98 on Dec. 20 

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 6120 Poplar Ave., Regalia Shopping Center/E. Memphis, 97 on Dec. 19 

Pure Glaze BBQ, 1105 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 97 on Dec. 19 

Lenny's Sub Shop, 2382 Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 97 on Dec. 20 

The Eo'J Restaurant & Lounge, 6102 Macon Rd., Shelby Crossing Shopping Center/E. Memphis, 97 on Dec. 18 

Laura Lee's Lunchables, 5729 Raleigh Lagrange Rd., East Memphis, 97 on Dec. 18 

Bonefish Grill, 4680 Merchants Park Cir., Collierville, TN, 97 on Dec. 17 

Taco Bell, 1447 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 97 on Dec. 17 

B.J.'s Buffalo Style Wings & Things, 7825 Winchester Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 96 on Dec. 19 

The Lunch Box, 1211 Union Ave., Medical District, 96 on Dec. 19 

Panera Bread, 714 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 96 on Dec. 20 

Howard's Donuts, 8968 Hwy. 64, Lakeland, TN, 96 on Dec. 18 

Tony Johnson Catering, 6860 Hillshire Dr., Hillshire/E. Memphis, 96 on Dec. 17 

Firehouse Subs, 910 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 96 on Dec. 18 

Mad Lily Cakery, 1105 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 96 on Dec. 20 

Firebirds Rocky Mountain Grill, 4600 Merchants Park Cir., Collierville, TN, 96 on Dec. 20 

Taco Bell, 8033 Hwy. 64, East Memphis/Wolfchase Area, 96 on Dec. 18 

P-Game Restaurant, 6642 Winchester Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 96 on Dec. 19 

La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant, 776 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 96 on Dec. 17 

Twinque Cakes, 6880 Hillshire Dr., Hillshire/E. Memphis, 96 on Dec. 17 

Owen Brennan's, 6150 Poplar Ave., Regalia Shopping Center/E. Memphis, 96 on Dec. 17 

Sonic Drive-In, 262 Hwy. 72, Collierville, TN, 96 on Dec. 17 

Backyard Burgers, 1685 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 95 on Dec. 20 

Midtown Café, 438 N. Cleveland St., Crosstown/Midtown Memphis, 95 on Dec. 20 

Southwind Fish, 7915 Winchester Rd., Southwind Area/SE Memphis, 95 on Dec. 20 

TGIFriday's, 8325 Hwy. 64, Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 95 on Dec. 19 

Lot-A-Burger, 2260 S. Third St., South Memphis, 95 on Dec. 20 

Bella Café, 3690 S. Houston Levee Rd., Collierville, TN, 95 on Dec. 17 

Mary's German Restaurant, 2140 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN, 95 on Dec. 17 

It's All Good Soul Food, 585 Boston St., Orange Mound/S. Memphis, 95 on Dec. 18 

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen, 712 W. Brookhaven Cir., White Station Area/E. Memphis, 95 on Dec. 17 

Bahama Breeze, 2830 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 95 on Dec. 17 

New Hunan Restaurant, 5052 Park Ave., Eastgate Shopping Center/White Station Area, E. Memphis, 95 on Dec. 17 

Skimo's 1166 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 94 on Dec. 17 

Big Momma's Kitchen, 4363 S. Third St., South Memphis, 94 on Dec. 19 

Blue Plate Café, 5469 Poplar Ave., East Memphis, 93 on Dec. 19 

Sweet Grass, 937 S. Cooper St., Cooper-Young/Midtown Memphis, 93 on Dec. 19 

El Porton Mexican Restaurant, 8361 Hwy. 64, Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 93 on Dec. 18 

Bruno's, 2740 Bartlett Rd., Bartlett, TN, 92 on Dec. 18 

Coleman's BBQ, 5175 Millbranch Rd., Whitehaven, 92 on Dec. 19 

Sekisui Cordova, 1884 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 92 on Dec. 19 

E's 24/7 Café, 4287 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 92 on Dec. 17 

Corky's, 1740 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN, 91 on Dec. 18 

Chang's Bubble Tea Café, 8095 Macon Rd., Cordova, TN, 89 on Dec. 20 

Romano's Macaroni Grill, 2859 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 89 on Dec. 17 

Buccinas Mexican Restaurant, 4522 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 87 on Dec. 18 

Molly's La Casita Restaurant, 2006 Madison Ave., Overton Square/Midtown Memphis, 86 on Dec. 17 

The Cupboard, 1400 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 86 on Dec. 18 

Los Pilares Mexican Restaurant, 6063 Mt. Moriah Rd., Hickory Hill/SE Memphis, 85 on Dec. 20 

Three Guys Pizza Pies, 9045 Hwy. 64, Lakeland, TN, 84 on Dec. 20 

L.D.'s Lounge & Restaurant, 1422 N. Thomas St., North Memphis, 84 on Dec. 18 

El Mezcal, 9045 Hwy. 64, Lakeland, TN, 83 on Dec. 20 

Grand Buffet Restaurant, 7954 Hwy. 51 N., Millington, TN, 80 on Dec. 19 

Steak & Shake, 8477 Hwy. 64, Wolfchase Area/E. Memphis, 77 on Dec. 20 

Backyard Burgers, 436 Perkins Extd., White Station Area/E. Memphis, 77 on Dec. 18 

Pancho's, 717 N. White Station Rd., East Memphis, 75, date not listed

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