Tonight on AMC, Better Call Saul season 3 will be premiering — in preparation, Los Pollos Hermanos is injecting itself now into the real world!
Earlier today, our own Jason Prager (contributor here at CarterMatt) paid a visit to AMC’s pop-up location in New York City, where he was able to snap some photos, have some curly fries, and experience the vibe of Gus Fring’s famous fried-chicken joint as featured on Breaking Bad. The reason for the pop-up now is in celebration of the return of Giancarlo Esposito as Fring on the third season of the show. We will see a recreation of the restaurant, and likely a significant amount of screen time for the character. Presumably, Fring made his first impact on the season 2 finale, as it is suspected that he is the person responsible for leaving a message reading “don’t” on a car window. Odds are, he will be sharing some screen time sooner rather than later with Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut, and not too long after that be paired up with none other than Bob Odenkirk’s own Jimmy McGill. There is a lot to be excited about here, and we know that we’re very much intrigued to see how the show progresses from here with the story.
Based on these photos, we give a massive amount of kudos to AMC for creating a pretty fun little version of the restaurant, even if it was just for a day in New York. The logo is authentic, and from what we’ve seen from the inside of it on social media, even some of the seating looks like it should. This stunt probably cost a good bit of money, but in between ad revenue and digital streams (plus all the money that The Walking Dead makes), they are easily able to afford it.
Now, if only Los Pollos Hermanos was real. We wonder just how many demented people (or how many drug addicts) would try to actually dine in at it.
Rest assured that we’re going to have plenty of coverage for Better Call Saul all season long, and the one thing that you have to do to stay in the know is head over to the link here.
What do you think about using Los Pollos Hermanos as a marketing ploy for the new season, and are you more excited to watch the show now than you were before? Share in the comments! (Photo: Jason Prager)