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Menu app NoChains steers users clear of restaurant chains with NYC launch

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NoChains differentiates itself from Yelp and MenuPages by completely removing chains from the equation, but stays broader than specialty sites by putting any locally owned restaurant on its app.

— Samantha Shankman

Picture this: you’re traveling somewhere new and when it comes time to eat you want to get a feel for some local flavors. You’re not going to want to chow down at the nearby Applebee’s in that sort of situation, which is why South Carolina native Rich Winley and Philadelphian Dan Mall whipped up an iOS app called — creatively enough — NoChains.

NoChains has already soft launched in Austin, Texas and Winley’s native Greenville, SC, but the two-person team has just set their sights on a much more prominent target for their next public beta: New York.

Tags: apps, ios, nyc, restaurants
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