'Breaking Bad' fans return to Los Pollos Hermanos for one day
January 20, 2018 07:13 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – 10 years after it premiered, and four years after the last episode aired, the impact of "Breaking Bad" lives on in Albuquerque and elsewhere.
Many of the most well-known fixtures and location from the show continue to be big draws for fans and tourists, including a local restaurant.
What came to be known as the iconic Los Pollos Hermanos from the crime drama is a typical Twisters these days. But for one day on Saturday, die-hard fans like Dave Layman had the chance to step back in time to get a glimpse of what the restaurant looked like during filming.
The Twisters on Isleta underwent a complete transformation, from the fry batter containers on the floor to the pictures on the walls.
“Yeah, they gave out the blue stuff! But it's just rock candy," said Serenity Wilson and Hailey Lovato. "It looks like alcohol, but it's not."
The menu remained the same...and they did have a Gustavo Fring look-a-like at the counter.
One official cast member was on hand – Ian Posada played Brock, the 6-year-old Walter White poisoned in a pivotal moment from the series.
He's all grown up now.
“I thought they weren't going to notice me now, and well, they're noticing me now,” Posada said.
But like a Cinderella story, when the clock struck two, the props came down and the fantasy for these fans was over.
"Just one day – that's all,” said Joe Barraza, director of operations for the restaurant.
That left some disappointed, but undoubtedly eager to return home and revisit the TV show that helped put New Mexico on Hollywood's radar.
Updated: January 20, 2018 07:13 PM
Created: January 20, 2018 05:45 PM
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