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The Los Pollos Hermanos Factory Farm was a large poultry farm that produced food supplies for the Los Pollos Hermanos fast-food chain. Although the factory's operations were legitimate, its facilities primarily served as a methamphetamine distribution center for Gustavo Fring's drug empire.

History

Better Call Saul

Season 3

The farm is first seen when a truck comes to drop off restaurant supplies. Tyrus and Victor collect drug pouches from the truck. Nacho and Arturo collect some of the pouches, and Nacho collects 6 instead of 5 so Victor pulls a gun on him, but he explains that Hector is expecting 6, so Tyrus call Gus for approval. ("Off Brand")

Season 4

Juan Bolsa, Nacho, and Arturo meet up here, and Juan tells Arturo and Nacho that the Salamanca's will still keep their territory despite Hector’s stroke, then he tell them to get back to work. After they’re dismissed Bolsa talks to Gus, who believes that someone might make a move on the Salamanca’s that could lead to a drug war and draw in the DEA. ("Smoke")

Nacho and Arturo arrive to get their next drug pick up. Arturo resolves that they get 6 packets because thats what Hector usually gets. When they go inside Victor and Tyrus only laid out 5 packets instead of 6. Arturo insists on 6 packets, but Victor counters the boss he represents on his life support, they either take the 5 or leave with nothing, which leads to a standoff. Nacho draws his gun, which causes Victor to relent and give them 6 packets. Just as Nacho and Arturo walk back to the car Gus and Victor emerge from the shadows and Gus attacks Arturo by putting a plastic bag on his head and zip-ties around his neck, leaving him to suffocate. Nacho is forced to watch his partner suffocate as Gus’s men point their guns at him. ("Breathe")

Mike Ehrmantraut drives over here when Gus is being flanked by Tyrus and Victor. Gus confronts Mike knowing that he was aware of Nacho’s plot against Hector Salamanca and did nothing to stop him. Mike agrees not to kill Hector but never agreed that anyone else should kill him. He realizes that Gus has summoned him because he has a new job, so he asks Gus to state directly what it is. ("Talk")

Season 5

Lalo, Gus, and Juan Bolsa have a meeting about altered cocain at the chicken farm. Gus lies about secretly replacing the cartel’s cocaine with methamphetamine after Werner Ziegler stumbled on his drug business and stole the product. Lalo demands to know about the construction project that Werner was working on so Gus shows him and Bolsa a picture of a massive structure being built by Werner’s crew for an industrial chiller. Outside the farm Bolsa confronts Lalo for spying on Gus’ operation and murdering Fred Whalen. ("Magic Man")

Breaking Bad

Season 3

Gustavo Fring arranged a meeting here between himself, Juan Bolsa, Hector Salamanca, Leonel Salamanca and Marco Salamanca after Mike Ehrmantraut saw them about to murder Walter White. The cousins wanted vengeance for Walt's involvement in Leonel and Marco's cousin Tuco Salamanca's death. Gus told them that he had business with Walt and that they must wait until it is concluded. ("I.F.T.")

Walt and Gus discuss business.

A series of workers were shown packing Blue Sky methamphetamine and concealing it in buckets of fry batter before it was shipped out to Los Pollos Hermanos restaurants around the southwestern United States. Later Walt drove out to the farm to meet Gus and discuss the cousins' attack on Hank Schrader. Walt negotiated an extended deal with Gus. ("Kafkaesque")

After Jesse Pinkman discovered that the rival dealers who used Tomás Cantillo to murder Combo worked for Gus he began to plan their murders. Walt intervened and told Gus of Jesses plans, who then set up a meeting between himself, Jesse, Walt and the dealers. Gus brokered a compromised whereby the rival dealers would stop using children and Jesse would not attempt to kill them. ("Half Measures")

Season 4

After Hank became suspicious that Gus was involved in the sale and production of Blue Sky, he began investigating properties connected to Gus. Still recovering from the injuries he sustained in the cousins' attack, he asked Walt to drive him out to the farm. Walt feigned sickness and told Mike that Hank planned to investigate the farm. Mike, Jesse, and others worked to remove any evidence of the meth distribution taking place at the farm. Following the clean-up, Gaff attacked Gus' crew with a sniper rifle from a distance, killing one of the men. Gus marched into harm's way, arms raised confrontationally and the attack ceased. ("Bug")

Hank eventually staked out the farm with Walt's help a few days later. ("Crawl Space")

Trivia

  • Exterior shots of the factory farm were filmed at a branch of Cal-Maine Foods which is located at 9615 Broadway Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105. After filming finished, the facility was sold and demolished, so for Better Call Saul it was filmed at a different location.

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