ATTN NEW YORKERS: Breaking Bad’s Los Pollos Hermanos Restaurant Is Opening In NYC This April!

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Nearly two years ago to the day, Breaking Bad creator, writer, producer and director Vince Gilligan did a Reddit AMA in which he was asked if he’d ever though of opening a Los Pollos Hermanos, the famed chicken/meth/money laundering one-stop shop from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

His response:

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!


Well, although we’re not at the permanent brick and mortar stages of the iconic Albuquerque restaurant, a two-day pop-up restaurant is making its way to New York on Sunday, April 9 and 10 only, at 243 Pearl St. New York will be the third stop for the pop-up, having debuted in Austin during SXSW, according to NY Eater.

The Austin menu displays rancheros plates, breakfast tacos, burritos, burgers, and more. Although fried chicken wasn’t listed, “the pop-up served bags of curly fries, a cup of water, and three dipping sauces.”

The pop-ups are timed to precede the new season of the Breaking Bad prequel that starts April 10 on AMC.

Pop-up hours will be April 9th from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and April 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you’re looking to grub, make sure you clear your schedule. Check out the line for the pop-up shop in Los Angeles on March 30.

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[h/t NY Eater]


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