Keep an eye on Eater LA tomorrow for details on Los Pollos Hermanos, a two-day pop-up of the infamous Albuquerque restaurant in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul: It’s making its way to New York on Sunday, April 9 and 10 only, at 243 Pearl St. — in a partnership with Citizens Parking.
New York will be the third stop for the pop-up, having debuted in Austin during SXSW. The backstory on Los Pollos Hermanos is that it was founded by Gustavo Fring and Max Arciniega, with 14 locations throughout the southwest and is the source for money laundering and meth-related activities.
The stunt is tied to the return of Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), who will appear in season 3 of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul. Fring’s return was announced in mid-January with the release of a Los Pollos Hermanos commercial. A few days after the news broke, Esposito made a surprise appearance at a Better Call Saul panel during the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena and handed out boxes of Los Pollos Hermanos chicken.
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 Breaking Bad restaurant is a follow-up to Walter’s Coffee Roastery pop-up in Bushwick in September.
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.