Photo: Restaurant Seen in "Breaking Bad" Sees Increase in Guacamole Ordering Thanks to Show
Last Sunday’s episode of the hit AMC drama “Breaking Bad” featured a tense scene between characters at a Mexican restaurant. During the scene, a waiter keeps interrupting their conversation to talk about guacamole. Now, thanks to that episode, the real life restaurant has seen a dramatic increase in their guacamole sales.
Garduños of Mexico Restaurant & Cantina in Albuquerque, New Mexico was used as the setting for Sunday’s episode and thanks to Walter White and Co., the eatery says the number of patrons who order guacamole has jumped from 30 to 35 percent, many of whom specifically reference the show.
The number of patrons overall has increased as well, as many stop in, wanting to ‘take pictures and…sit at the table where the characters sat,’ Corporate General Manager Warren Gaustad told The Wrap. ‘It’s pretty funny.’
The intense but somewhat funny scene (thanks to the guacamole pusher) was shot back in January and starred lead actor Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Anna Gunn as his wife, and Dean Norris as plays DEA agent Hank Schrader.
“Breaking Bad” has shot all five of its award-winning seasons in Albuquerque, and even used the restaurant’s actual staff for filming. Thw “guac guy’ featured in the episode, however, was a paid actor and not a member of the Garduños’ staff.