For two days next week, Thirsty Bird in Potts Point will transform into the infamous (and fictional) fast-food chain Los Pollos Hermanos from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
The pop-up has already surfaced in New York, Los Angeles and Austin. The Los Angeles version of the chicken restaurant served curly fries, fried chicken with three dipping sauces and involved appearances by actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays the dodgy-yet-loveable lawyer Saul Goodman. The New York menu featured rancheros plates, breakfast tacos, burritos, burgers and bags of curly fries. Now it’s coming to Sydney to celebrate the new season of Better Call Saul, which starts on April 11.
The pop-up will be open next Tuesday and Wednesday April 11 and 12. Lunch will be available from 11.30am–3pm, and dinner from 5pm–8.30pm.
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“We'll be giving out free meal deals all day for two days, which include two pieces of Southern fried chicken, curly fries, sauce and a drink,” says Sam Horowitz, the owner and chef at Thirsty Bird.
The owner of the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos, Gus Fring (played by Giancarlo Esposito), will be there. Stan, which streams Better Call Saul, is also organising a meet and greet with the actor for 25 fans. To be one of them, and for more details, visit the event’s Facebook page.