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Breaking Bad is a Business Boom for Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The wildly popular and dark cable TV series "Breaking Bad" wrapped up Sunday night with more than 8 million viewers nationwide saying a final good-bye to Walter White. The city where the show is set has enjoyed a tourism boom from show devotees.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The wildly popular and dark cable TV series "Breaking Bad" wrapped up Sunday night with more than 8 million viewers nationwide saying a final good-bye to Walter White.
The much anticipated series finale didn't disappoint, by all accounts, wrapping up many of the series' loose ends.

The city where the show is set has enjoyed a tourism boom from show devotees.

Breaking up with "Breaking Bad" is going to be tough for diehard fans who have followed Walter White all the way to Albuquerque.
 
"They come here just because 'Breaking Bad' is filmed here," said Jim Payne, manager at the downtown Rebel Donut.
 
So will it be rough on the businesses here that have built up their reputation with the show's popularity? 
 
Rebel Donut sells Blue Sky doughnuts to people around the country for  viewing parties.
 
"I can tell you it cost $163 to overnight two dozen doughnuts to New York City," Payne said.
 
Rebel Donut will keep peddling Blue Sky doughnuts "as long as people are interested in it," according to Payne.
 
The Candy Lady in Old Town has sold more than 35,000 bags of "Breaking Bad" inspired candy in a little over a year.
 
"To see the excitement on somebody's face, an adult mind you, who is buying a dollar dime bag, is just amazing," Debbie Ball, owner of The Candy Lady, said. 
 
Ball told News 13 she thinks the mania might die down a little, but she doesn't think it's going away. 
"I think it's possible this could keep up for a very long time," Ball said. 
 
Fans from around the world have hitched a ride with the ABQ Trolley Co. for the Bad Tour.
 
"Germany, Australia, the U.K., the Netherlands, Mexico, Paris, the Phillipines, Singapore and then all across the United States, too," said ABQ Trolley Co. co-owner Jesse Herron.
 
"It's been sold out every single time," Herron's business partner, Mike Silva, said of the tour. 
 
Silva and Herron say October is booked, and they'll keep offering the Bad Tour come spring.
 
They plan on riding the "Breaking Bad" high for as long as possible.
 
"As long as people are coming to see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman's Albuquerque, I guess we're going to be the two guys who show it to them," Herron said.  



(story contributed by CBS News)
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