The real bars do not need to pay a chef for the long hours and the place is usually cozy small, which translates to ‘less rent to pay’. Our restaurant from Hell still has to pay the rent for a quite big place. They often hold private parties with a loud music, which further consolidates the bad image of being a secondary restaurant that relies on music and long opening hours instead of food. If only they had done the right things like other decent eateries considerate of their neighbors, they could have been more successful. But it was Mme. Harmonie and her partners who made the ultimate decision to ignore the regulations of Paris restaurant code.