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ABQ chain Twisters sold to Houston restaurant company

The 19-store, Albuquerque-grown restaurant chain Twisters has been sold to a Houston company, according to a report in the Albuquerque Journal.

Twisters was purchased this month by VKC Delights, part of the VKC Group, which manages more than 130 restaurants in the Houston area. Twisters will be added to that company's roster of fast-food operations like Subway, TCBY and Mooyah Burger, Fries & Shakes.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Twisters, which was launched in 1998 by co-owners Gary Hines and Ray Ubieta, operates 15 locations in the Albuquerque area and four stores in Denver. The company has built its success largely on a menu of large burritos.

The South Valley location of Twisters was used as the fictional Pollo de Hermanos restaurant in the TV series "Breaking Bad."

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