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Los Pollos Hermanos Pop-Up Probably Won’t Sell You Meth—or Chicken

East-coast Breaking Bad fans will finally get a chance to check out Gus Fring’s sinister-yet-mundane Albuquerque fast-food chain, Los Pollos Hermanos. Yep, ‘The Chicken Brothers’ are coming to Manhattan on April 9 and 10, but they’re not likely to bring any of their famous chicken. 

The infamous fictional restaurant is known for the tagline “Where something delicious is always cooking,” (get it, because they cook amazing chicken, but also meth), yet will probably only be serving one food item at the pop-up. That’s right, curly fries. 

Fear not though, you can also get dipping sauces and water. 

Leading up to the premiere of the third season of Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul on AMC, which begins April 10, the fictional restaurants have been popping up recently, first at the SXSW in Austin, and then Los Angeles.

Fring will play an important part in the upcoming season and the show will delve into some of the history of Los Pollos. On account of this, AMC has been firing on all cylinders with the promotional campaign, even releasing commercials online for the popular chicken joint.

So why on earth can’t we actually get some fried chicken? 

“Gus Fring is back in Season 3 of Better Call Saul, and for us, what better way to tease his entrée than with a pop-up Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant?” Linda Schupack, Executive Vice President of Marketing for AMC and SundanceTV, tells MUNCHIES. “And who doesn’t love some curly fries?” 

Well, to be fair we do love curly fries. Just not as much as we love zesty fried chicken. 

This Fried Chicken Sandwich Is Secretly Made Out of Nachos

Next time you’re at your favorite sports bar losing your fucking mind over whether you want to order a crispy chicken sandwich or a giant plate of creamy, crunchy nachos, just turn around and walk out. 

You shouldn’t have to choose. The best of both worlds is here. 

This Nacho-Fried Chicken Burger from Copenhagen eatery Fedtegreven Bistrobodega starts with juicy chicken thighs tossed in ginger, garlic, sugar, and salt, then tosses them in a crispy tortilla-chip coating seasoned with chili powder and two kinds of beer. Finally, they’re served on a brioche bun with pea shoots, minced onion, cornichons, and a garlicky horseradish “white barbecue sauce.” 

It’s gnarly. It’s delicious. It’s the love child of all of your sports-bar-food dreams. 

RECIPE: Nacho-Fried Chicken Burger

Yeah, yeah, it could use a little melted cheese to top it off, but hey, we’re not stopping you from making that happen. 

Now your only tough decision is choosing what to drink with it.