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The Los Pollos Hermanos Factory Farm is 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 cocaine 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")

Season 6[]

At the chicken farm, Gus gets a call from Bolsa informing Lalo's apparent death in hands of several assassins—unbeknownst to him, Gus hired the assassins to tried to take Lalo down—and says that suspicion for the hit has already fallen on someone within the Cartel and that Don Eladio has put a price on Nacho's head; once they track Nacho down, the Salamancas plan to extract information on who put him up to the plot. Gus asked Mike and Tyrus for the fate of a hitman who made a final report during their assault on Lalo's hacienda, Tyrus replied that he have been found dead at the scene and says Lalo's assassination was successful however Gus expresses suspicion with the fact that the assassins are all dead even though they supposedly succeeded in killing Lalo. Mike doesn't say so, but is implied to harbor his own doubts. He proposes venturing into Mexico to rescue Nacho, but Gus isn't receptive to the idea. Speaking privately, Mike tells Gus that Nacho successfully navigated a tough situation and is entitled to some respect; Gus curtly replies that he has it. ("Wine and Roses")

Gus and Tyrus look over several documents and crime scene photos regarding the assault on Lalo's hacienda at the chicken farm. Tyrus says that the details and the dental records of Lalo's apparent corpse all check out. Gus gets an idea and makes a phone call to Juan Bolsa, telling him that he knows how to keep the peace within the Cartel.

Later, after realizing Lalo survived the assault, Nick is on lookout for him at the chicken farm. Inside the trailer, Tyrus informs Gus and Mike that Nacho's stolen truck has been found while Nacho himself remains missing; Lalo is also missing, and the Cartel believes he is dead. Mike says that none of his men have seen or heard any indication that Lalo has returned north of the border, surmising that he is also looking for Nacho and is planning to use him to turn the Cartel against Gus. Gus struggles to keep his composure, knocking over and breaking a drinking glass. Mike tells him that their only option is to send four of Mike's best men across the border to track down Nacho before the Salamancas do. Gus tells Mike to bring him Nacho's father. Mike flatly refuses, causing Tyrus to brandish his gun at him. At that moment, Nacho calls Mike on his phone; Gus allows him to answer it. After a brief exchange, Mike says that Nacho wants to talk to Gus. ("Carrot and Stick")

During his phone call with Mike, Nacho confronts him for knowingly sending him on a suicide mission to Mexico, but Mike replies that it was not his call. Speaking with Gus, Nacho threatens to betray him to the Cartel. Knowing that the only way that Gus survives is if Nacho dies, he agrees to let it happen on one condition: that his father remains safe. Gus and Mike give Nacho their assurances, with Mike pledging that anyone who tries to go after his father will have to come through him. ("Rock and Hard Place")

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.")

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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[]

Mike and Jesse drive to the factory farm. Inside the office trailer, while Mike discusses security arrangements with Gus, an indecisive Jesse holds the pack containing the ricin cigarette made by Walter White that was used to poison Gus. Mike startles Jesse by offering him a loaded gun. Three Cartel members arrive at the farm, with only one, Gaff, talking to Gus personally. Gus offers $50 million to the Cartel in return for ending their partnership. Gaff replies that Gus knows what the Cartel wants and bluntly tells him that this is not a negotiation. As the Cartel members leave, Jesse contemplates shooting Gus in the back with the gun Mike gave him, but ultimately decides against it. ("Problem Dog")

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")

Appearances[]

Better Call Saul[]

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Breaking Bad[]

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Season 5A
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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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