You won’t need a face mask or hazmat suit to dine at the new Breaking Bad pop-up restaurant, but you will need a West Coast zip code (or airplane ticket to LA).
The folks behind nostalgia-induced pop-up restaurants like The Max (from Saved by the Bell), Good Burger (home of the Good Burger, obvi...) and Peach Pit (90210) are tapping into the recent hype surrounding the show to re-create some iconic settings and scenes from Breaking Bad ... in food-establishment form.
With Netflix’s El Camino: The Breaking Bad Movie due out Oct. 11, Sony Pictures Consumer Products is betting fans of the TV series, which ran on AMC for five seasons, will flip for “insta-worthy” set re-creations, DIY chemically reactive cocktails, Heisenburger Sliders, Full Measure Grilled Cheese and Loaded SAULsa Nachos. Don’t worry, they’re all “up to Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) standards,” according to the press release via The Hollywood Reporter. Where’s the rooftop pizza, though?!
While it seems the decor is inspired by Gus Fring’s famous fried-chicken restaurant from the show, Los Pollos Hermanos, it doesn’t officially carry that name (a missed opportunity, in our not-so-humble opinion)...
The food and drinks will be served by waiters wearing hazmats, though, so we take back what we said earlier.
The pop-up will be located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood, Tuesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. until February. Tickets for the experience cost $30 for admission, one food item and one drink, and are available at breakingbadexperience.com
In the words of Walter White: “Say my name...” to let us know our order’s ready.