(WMC TV) - Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 6600 Stage Rd., earned the High Score of the Week with a 98 on its Memphis-Shelby County health department inspection June 7.
Launched in Alexandria, VA, in 1986 (http://www.fiveguys.com/), the chain known for its juicy beef and double-fried potatoes boasts 1,000 locations nationwide.
"The very first time I had Five Guys was in Atlanta," said Carolyn Kerridge of Cordova, TN. "I love the freshness of the food. I love the quality of the service and the friendliness of the service. Every time I go to a different town, I go to a Five Guys."
"When I talked to the manager of Five Guys (in Hilton Head, SC), I said, 'Please, please, please bring one to Memphis," said Cordova's Nell Stephenson. "And they did."
Five Guys opened not just one, but two franchises in the metro area: our High Score on Stage Rd. and another at 1315 Ridgeway Rd. in East Memphis.
The quality of service and cleanliness at both stores contributed to Consumer Reports naming Five Guys Burgers & Fries the best burger chain in America for take-out service. The magazine had mystery shoppers make more than 98,000 visits and to-go orders at 53 chains.
"(My employees) want to make sure that every guest gets the best service possible," said the Bartlett location's General Manager Jonathan Burson. "Because if I go into a restaurant, I want the best service possible.
"And that's what we give here at Five Guys."
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Taco Bell, 8033 Highway 64, Bartlett, TN, 96 on June 7
Big S Grill, 1179 Dunnavant St., South Memphis, 96 on June 6
Sonic Drive-In, 6101 Airline Rd., Arlington, TN, 95 on June 6
TJ Mulligan's, 2821 N. Houston Levee Rd., Cordova, TN, 94, date not listed
TGI Friday's, 8325 Highway 64, Wolfchase Area, 94, date not listed
Red Lobster, 8161 Highway 64, Wolfchase Area, 93 on June 5
Krystal, 2663 Mt. Moriah Rd., Fox Meadows/SE Memphis, 92 on June 5
Huey's, 1927 Madison Ave., Midtown Memphis, 91 on June 5
South of Beale, 361 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 91 on June 4
Just For Lunch Restaurant, 3092 Poplar Ave., Chickasaw Oaks Village Mall Shopping Center, Chickasaw Gardens/E. Memphis, 91 on June 6
Bahama Breeze, 2830 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolfchase Area, 91 on June 5
The Dublin House, 2021 Madison Ave., Midtown Memphis, 91 on June 6
Waffle House, 3640 Canada Rd., Lakeland, TN, 90 on June 7
Little Italy, 1495 Union Ave., Midtown Memphis, 90 on June 5
Panda Garden, 3735 Summer Ave., High Point Terrace/E. Memphis, 90 on June 8
Sonic Drive-In, 9696 Highway 64, Lakeland, TN, 90 on June 7
Bob Evans Restaurant, 8445 Highway 64, Wolfchase Area, 89 on June 5
Spindini, 383 S. Main St., Downtown Memphis, 88 on June 4
Crazy Noodle, 2015 Madison Ave., Midtown Memphis, 87 on June 6
Domino's Pizza, 3937 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 87 on June 8
Romano's Macaroni Grill, 2859 N. Germantown Pkwy, Wolf Creek Shopping Center, 87 on June 7
Little Caesar's Pizza, 2981 Canada Rd., Lakeland, TN, 84 on June 7
On The Border, 8101 Giacosa Pl., Wolfcreek Shopping Center, 84 on June 7
Kim Chai, 3307 Summer Ave., Highland Heights/E. Memphis, 83 on June 8
Little Caesar's Pizza, 4290 Summer Ave., Berclair/E. Memphis, 83 on June 8