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Arrived at the Arch Street location at 1:00pm on Friday to find the line past the register and all the way to the door. Walked from there to the Province Street location -- a walk of all of 5 minutes -- and found the place nearly empty. In and out in three minutes.

Is this consistent with others' experience? How long is the wait at Arch Street if the line is to the door?

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  1. Totally consistent with my experiences; I feel like Arch has somehow siphoned off the majority of the business from the original location.

    I'd also add that the extra hot sauce seems significantly hotter from Arch. I'm no stranger to heat, but the extra hot from Arch pushes the envelope for me. Province Street is about right. Could easily be how much they apply, but I'm too afraid to be a guinea pig any longer.

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    1. re: finlero

      Interesting. The only time I went to Province Street, I waited over 5 minutes.

      1. re: Lucymax

        But that's still pretty short, right? I was used to 20-30 minute (or longer) waits at the old location.

    2. The weather could also be a factor on the locations.

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      1. re: treb

        Explain. Same weather both locations, no?

        1. re: Blumie

          Just people willing to take longer casual walks when it's more fit for human beings, I may be apt to take a longer crawl when it's pleasant outside. I still prefer the original place, although you are correct, it is still all the same outside.

          1. re: treb

            Although the original location was charming, I think the two new locations put out a more consistent product. The people making the sandwiches now have some room to move!

      2. Just had my first Chacarero about an hour ago...BBQ chicken with extra hot sauce. But I don't get the fuss...I thought it was alright, but rather dry. It wasn't bad, mind you, but I've seen so many raves about it here...