Breaking Bad's Los Pollos Hermanos Could Become a Real Restaurant
Soft serve topped with blue pop rocks?
May 01, 2015
Fancy chowing down on Los Pollos fried chicken for reals? Breaking Bad fans, hold on to your tortugas. There's a very real possibility that the Los Pollos fried chicken chain from the now-finished AMC series could become a real restaurant. During his recent Reddit AMA, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan dropped a sneaky teaser; that there have indeed been serious chats to make Gustavo Fring's fictional chicken empire into a real fast food joint.
"[T]here is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant," he said. "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!"
Whether or not this goes ahead remains to be seen, but for now we're happy to join the inevitable fan-brainstormed wishlist of novelty Pollos features. Reddit user elijoker suggested every store should have a Gus Fring look-a-like and ask random customers if their food is to their satisfaction. immorta1 pitched every purchase of a combo meal as coming with a free GPS tracker installed under your car by a serial killer. Bic_Parker practically pondered menu items like ice cream covered with blue pop rocks, while Ivanbulls suggested blue rock candy in baggies for dessert. We're also pretty sure the restaurant could smuggle anything they damn well wanted to, crying 'theme' if the Feds started to raise an eyebrow.
Hardcore fans who can't wait for Sony negotiations can find their way to a pretty great Next Best Thing. Pointed out by Vanity Fair, Albuquerque burger and burrito restaurant Twisters functioned as a stand-in for Los Pollos Hermanos during shooting, training their employees to answer Los Pollos FAQs. Understandable.
Via Vanity Fair.
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