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Greenville-developed app 'No Chains' serves up local cuisine

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Greenville restaurant Chicora Alley is one of many restaurants that is searchable on the "No Chains" app. (Feb. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina) Greenville restaurant Chicora Alley is one of many restaurants that is searchable on the "No Chains" app. (Feb. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

If you've got a taste for local flavor, there's an app for that and it's called "No Chains," as in no chain restaurants.

It was developed in Greenville and launched Feb. 12. It's already in the top 100 for iPhone apps. The app is different from most since it's based on the menu of the venue. Once you figure out what you've got a taste for, you type it in and then "No Chains" will tell you where you can find local restaurants with the menu item you're craving.

It's a guide for local cuisine right in your smart phone.

"When you're traveling or you're about to go out to eat for dinner, you don't want to go eat at one of the big chains. You want a local experience with local flavor,"said Rich Winley, "No Chains" developer.

Winley hopes the "No Chains" App will catch on as he heads to Austin, Texas, for the South By Southwest conference, where his local app could gain national attention.

"Twitter came out of South By Southwest. Foursquare came out of there and hopefully next 'No Chains,'" said Winley.

Currently the app is available for Greenville. Winley and his team are hoping to have it in half of the country by the end of this year.

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