There was a time when you could find Los Pollos Hermanos fast food restaurants all across the American Southwest, from Albuquerque and Nevada. And if you wanted to meet the owner, you simply had to visit the flagship restaurant in Albuquerque. There, you might meet owner Gus Fring, who could explain how they use the finest ingredients from across the border to serve you the finest chicken in the land. Sadly, Mr. Fring has since passed away following an unfortunate explosion at an old age home, and presumably, Los Pollos Hermanos no longer exists.

Until now! The infamous front for the drug kingpin on AMC’s Breaking Bad is coming back for the show’s 10th anniversary. Hardcore fans of the show know that the Los Pollos Hermanos featured in the show was actually a burrito chain named Twisters. According to KRQE, the restaurant will be converted back into the made-up chicken chain, complete with a new Los Pollos Hermanos sign and employee uniforms, on January 20.

If you want to get a pic, you’ll have to act fast. The changeover will only be live from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The quick turnover might have something to do with the fact that the pop-up event is not exactly “official.” AMC isn’t involved in the promotion and perhaps the restaurant is hoping to capitalize on the anniversary without overstaying their welcome as they pocket the profits. It also doesn’t sound like they’ll be altering their menu, so anyone hoping for a chicken sandwich might be disappointed.

They should indeed “tread lightly” if they want to see any repeat business from AMC. The network films Better Call Saul in town and it’s assumed that soon enough we’ll find out how Jimmy McGill got into business with Gus Fring. It remains unknown if they plan to use the original restaurant in the upcoming season of the show, but this stunt is just the kind of risky maneuver that might make Walter White smile.

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, someone is bound to open another Los Pollos Hermanos pop-up somewhere else around the country soon enough.


About Sean Keeley

A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Curbed,, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.