'Breaking Bad' chicken restaurant could be coming to real life

Posted at 1:40 PM, May 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-01 14:18:45-04

Move over Colonel Sanders, Gustavo Fring's famous recipe chicken might become America's new favorite.

In a case of life imitating art, Los Pollos Hermanos — a fast-food joint featured prominently in AMC's series "Breaking Bad" — might become a real-life restaurant. Vince Gilligan, the popular show's creator, revealed the news in a Q&A session with Reddit users on Thursday.

"Believe it or not ... there is talk of a Pollos Hermanos becoming a real restaurant," Gilligan wrote after a person asked about a possible brick-and-mortar version of the eatery. "I'd love to see it happen."

Gilligan said the idea was not his own but was thought up by an entrepreneur who pitched his idea to Sony executives. Sony Pictures Television co-produced "Breaking Bad" during its five-season run.

Gilligan also told fans "the sky's the limit," as far as which "Breaking Bad" characters will be making appearances on AMC's follow-up series "Better Call Saul."

"'Better Call Saul' is still very much a work in progress," Gilligan said. "Anybody and everybody [can appear] ... but that's not to promise that you'll see every character that we introduced in 'Breaking Bad'."

Gilligan also revealed he would not be involved in writing any episodes of Fox's reboot of "The X-Files," but would watch it as a fan. He was a writer and executive producer on the original series.

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.