Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul's Gus Fring's chicken spot, Los Pollos Hermanos, began its two-day run in the Financial District on Sunday, and hundreds of fans showed up early—the guys who were first on line got there at 7 a.m., four hours before the doors opened—to soak in the remarkably recreated TV show vibes. The "Taste the Family" joint will also be open all day Monday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with Saul's pretend brother Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) hanging out on site at 3:15.
The fake restaurant was built in a FiDi parking lot to promote the season three premiere of Better Call Saul, airing tonight at 10 p.m. on AMC. For those who made the pilgrimage downtown, the elaborate staging provoked shrieks of delight, badass posturing, and total bragging rights on social media.
Although the completely fictional Los Pollos Hermanos menu is posted, the only thing you can actually get to eat here is a small order of curly fries, with one of three dipping sauces. They are free, though, and surprisingly good. You'll also get a little logo-ed cup of water and an "I Tried the Curly Fries" sticker, so it's not bad from a swag standpoint. Only you can decide whether it's worth waiting on line for hours.Los Pollos Hermanos is located at 243 Pearl Street, until 8 p.m. today anyway, and then it disappears.