Los Pollos Hermanos From 'Breaking Bad' Could Become A Real Restaurant
It's been over a year and a half since AMC aired Breaking Bad's final episode, but it looks like its legacy could live way beyond the Better Call Saul spinoff: in the form of a real Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told folks in a Reddit AMA on Thursday that the fictional fried-chicken chain helmed by meth kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) could become an actual eatery, according to Vanity Fair.
Gilligan said, "Believe it or not... there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant. This is not an idea that I generated personally. But it's one that's been presented to me, through the good folks at Sony, and the idea came to them from a businessman who has an interest in doing just that. Speaking for myself, I'd love to see that happen!"
While Gilligan didn't drop any more details about the real-life Los Pollos Hermanos, Redditors gave their two cents on what they'd like to see at the restaurant—and they had some pretty good suggestions. They recommended serving "Onion Frings," "Heisenburgers," and ice cream covered in blue pop rocks. One Redditor suggested that there be a Gus Fring lookalike asking customers if they were satisfied with their food, and another suggested a Walter White (Bryan Cranston) doppelganger sitting alone at a table.
Since the details are murky on when and where this restaurant could be erected, to tide you over, just know that fans can still visit Twisters—the actual Albuquerque, N.M. restaurant that was used as the fried chicken restaurant—at 4257 Isleta Blvd. But expect to get burgers and burritos there, not fried chicken.
In other food news, Gilligan reiterated to fans that they need to stop throwing pizzas on the roof of the Albuquerque home used as the White family residence in the show. He told folks on a Better Call Saul Insider podcast episode in March that it was becoming a real problem. It stems from an episode where Walter White tried to rekindle his relationship with estranged wife, Skyler, by bringing a pizza to the house. However, she rejects him, and as he leaves, he angrily tosses the pizza onto the roof.
"...For any of the folks who wanted to throw pizza on the roof of the White house, it’s very unfair to the sweet lady that lives there," Gilligan said in the Reddit AMA. "Please, please do NOT do it. If you want the photo of a pizza on the White house roof: Photoshop it!!! That’s the way to do it in this day in age. You can have any size pizza, and it won’t risk this very sweet lady breaking her back getting her ladder out and climbing up to clean pizza off her roof."