We tried 'Better Call Saul' chicken from Los Pollos Hermanos and it was just OK

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To ring in the new season of "Better Call Saul," AMC has teamed up with Postmates to deliver to fans in New York City and Los Angeles free meals from Los Pollos Hermanos, the fast-food chicken restaurant that plays a key "character" on the show, as it did in its celebrated predecessor, "Breaking Bad."

The promotion, first announced during Comic-Con earlier this summer, runs through tomorrow. Users just need to log into the Postmates app and search for the restaurant. Through the app they'll be able to order a free mini-meal consisting of two pieces of boneless chicken thighs and curly fries.

One of our Ad Agers in New York, John Dioso, tested it out. The food came in about 40 minutes through a typical Postmates delivery person, not done up in Hermanos garb.

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Pollos Hermanos Credit: John Dioso/Ad Age

"The chicken was fine, nothing special," he says. "I couldn't help but be disappointed. It's been a while since I ate fried chicken regularly, but I'd say it's no KFC, much less Buttermilk Channel."

It was, however, better than the fries, which were "mildly spicy and curly but didn't travel as well," he says.

If they weren't already free, John would have his money coming right back to him, according the restaurant's proprietor, Gustavo "Gus" Fring:

At press time, Los Pollos Hermanos was closed in L.A., but our fingers are ready to press "order" as soon as it opens up.

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