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Budget Airlines Cruise Into Canada

TORONTO—Low-cost airlines, taking off around the globe, have been in a holding pattern in Canada.
 But thanks to a change in government regulations, a trio of upstarts is set to break into the country's air-travel market, in a move that could challenge the duopoly of the main Canadian operators, Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd.

San Francisco Tops New York City in Michelin Guide

When it comes to fine dining, New York City is taking a back seat to San Francisco—at least by one measure.

For the first time, the Big Apple has fewer restaurants with the coveted three star Michelin Guide rating than the California coastal city. Michelin announced its 2018 New York star selections on Monday, almost a week after revealing the same for San Francisco.

When Restaurant Mobile Apps Don’t Work as Planned

RESTAURANT-CHAIN APPS are reshaping a business built on human interaction. But these new systems don’t always work as planned. Soon after McAlister’s Deli, a chain of sandwich shops, introduced mobile ordering a few months ago, it found it had a problem: The counter where customers place their orders in the shops was often clogged with patrons who had ordered meals ahead of time through the McAlister app.

Kroger Aims to Sell Convenience Stores

Kroger Co. said it may sell its convenience stores and cut other costs, as the nation's largest traditional grocer battles Amazon.com Inc. and other new competitors.
 The nearly 800 convenience stores, most of which sell gas, will likely fetch Kroger a higher return than profits delivered to the company currently, executives told investors at an annual meeting Wednesday at the New York Stock Exchange.

Restaurants Like This Debt Flavor

Restaurant chains are turning to complex debt deals that lower their borrowing costs, but at the price of control over their most valuable assets.
 This summer, Domino’s Pizza Inc. sold $1.9 billion of bonds backed by essentially all of its revenue streams, including payments from franchisees, intellectual property and license and