Breaking Breaking Bad News: Fictional Restaurant Los Pollos Hermanos May Become Reality

Walter White (Bryan Cranston)

Breaking Bad obsessives have long fantasized about actually eating at Los Pollos Hermanos, Gus Fring’s restaurant chain in the series. Yesterday, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan revealed that their fantasy could become a reality.

“Believe it or not … there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant,” Gilligan said during a Reddit AMA on Thursday. “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 that.”

Scenes at Los Pollos Hermanos were shot a real-life restaurant in Albuquerque called Twister, which experienced a huge boost in business thanks to the AMC series—which signals, to us at least, that there’s a real demand for the fake chicken chain.

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Naturally, Breaking Bad–obsessed Redditors started putting in requirements for the real-life Pollos Hermanos, if the plans actually come to fruition. “Every store should have a Gus Fring look-alike and ask random customers if their food is to their satisfaction,” elijoker wrote. “Also a guy that looks like Walter White sitting alone eating,” Bye-girl added. “Also every purchase of a combo meal comes with a free GPS tracker installed under your car by a serial killer,” immortal 1 suggested.

—Maria Yagoda, @MariaYagoda

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