A real-life Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant is coming to SXSW

Fans of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” are in luck this South by Southwest: AMC is bringing a real-life version of Gus Fring’s fried chicken restaurant to the heart of downtown Austin in a few weeks.

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actor Giancarlo Esposito passes out boxes of "Los Pollos Hermanos" chicken during the 'Better Call Saul' panel of the AMC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 14: Actor Giancarlo Esposito passes out boxes of “Los Pollos Hermanos” chicken during the ‘Better Call Saul’ panel of the AMC portion of the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Langham Hotel on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

According to Austin Towers, a permit for a private party was filed with the city last week describing “a temporary 1,400 square-foot space with an A-2 occupancy classification — indicating a restaurant — that also includes a stage space for more than 500 people.” The restaurant will be set up in a parking lot at 5th Street and Congress Avenue (to SXSW veterans, it’s just a block away from the parking lot that hosted a giant Ferris wheel for “Mr. Robot” last year).

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The Mr. Robot Ferris Wheel at SXSW 2016. Kelly West / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The pop-up restaurant won’t be the only appearance related to the AMC shows — Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman in both shows, is speaking at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 during the festival.

No word yet on if the restaurant will be open to the public or if you’ll need a badge to get in.

 


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