Los Pollos Hermanos Pop-Up Store Sydney

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Breaking Bad meets Thirsty Bird as Los Pollos Hermanos pop up opens.

Potts Point’s Thirsty Bird store has transformed into the infamous Los Pollos Hermanos fast-food chain from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.

If you missed today’s lunchtime session, you can grab your free fried chicken, curly fries, sauce and drink package tonight from 5.00pm-8.30pm. If you can’t make it tonight, there’s always tomorrow as Thirsty Bird will be serving from  11.30am-3pm and 5.00pm-8.30pm again.


The opening highlights included a guest appearance from Giancarlo Esposito who plays the fictional proprietor (Gustav Fring) of the original Los Pollos Hermanos on the show. Esposito was particularly out of character, chatting to the hundreds of fans who had lined up, signing autographs and taking photos with the hyped-up crowd.

The fried chicken was Thirsty Bird’s famous southern fried chicken wings which were very generous in size. The curly fries were lightly-crisped and went great with the garlic aioli.


Fans were clearly excited by the pop-up, as the wait for free chicken was definitely not short. We’re talking a two hour wait. We arrived just before 12.30pm, the same time Esposito arrived, and the lines were wrapped around the block.

Though, after Esposito left, most of the crowd did too, leaving behind the people who were there for their free chicken. By 1.30pm the lines had dropped dramatically.

If the same pattern repeats for the rest of the Los Pollos Hermanos trading hours, we advise getting there a bit later to avoid the queue. Though there is always the risk of a a ‘sell-out’ event.

Los Pollos Hermanos at Thirsty Bird
Until April 12
14 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011