BRBA Tour: Los Pollos Hermanos


This place really ought to just go ahead and change its name.  It’s known as Twisters — a fast-food joint that serves all kinds of typical fast foods.

4257 Isleta Boulevard SW, Albuquerque (about 10 miles, or 15 minutes, south of the Superlab)

Of course, the only thing you’ll really want to eat here is chicken…

…especially when you see the Los Pollos Hermanos logo on the wall, right in front of you as you walk in the door.

Aside from the logo at the door, and your memories of those tense moments between Walt and Gustavo, you’d probably never know that this generic fast-food restaurant was a focal point of a very big TV show.

During filming, they replaced the Twisters sign…

Courtesy: Breaking Bad/AMC/High Bridge/Gran Via/Sony Pictures Television

… with a Los Pollos Hermanos sign…

Courtesy: Breaking Bad/AMC/High Bridge/Gran Via/Sony Pictures Television

… and the color scheme inside was quite different.

I know what you’re thinking.  That’s it?  What about the corner where Walt hit the drug dealers with his car?  What about the spot where Walt waited to be picked up by the vacuum cleaner repair guy? What about the spot in the desert where all the money was buried?

I’ll have to save those for another time.  The places I visited took about 4 hours to visit.  If I had another day, I would have driven out to To’hajiilee — the Indian reservation where some of the iconic scenes from the first and last seasons were filmed.  And, I would have located a few more of the obscure street corners featured in the show.

Until then, be sure to check out Wikitravel’s Breaking Bad Tour guide.  I used it extensively during my search for filming locations.  The Marc Valdez Weblog has an even more detailed record of shooting locations — perhaps too detailed for the casual fan.

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You can also take the tour via Drivelapse!

And here’s a map of the routes I took.

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