Jan 21, 2013

Why did Danny Boy's become Weazy's?

Why did Danny Boy’s become Weazy’s? I recall a brief article on it stating it was the same owner with a new name.. It is my understanding that the originators of the restaurant in Rocky River opened the one here and then Hoty bought it from them soon after, but that was a few years ago. I was just wondering why it would change now after all this time. Established branding is pretty important. — Theresa in Perkins

Danny Boy's changed its name because Ed Hoty, the owner of the Milan Road restaurant, recently ended his franchise partnership with Danny Boy's, a small chain with locations in Rocky River, Broadview Heights, Youngstown, Canton and Chesterland. Hoty said the split was amicable.  “We enjoyed the relationship we had and they still support us,” Hoty said. “It was not a stressful situation.” The move gives him more control over the menu and business operations.  The name "Weazy" is the nickname of Louisa Hoty, Ed's wife.

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What do YOU consider a GOOD restaurant?


This is a small business owner (who employs people by the way!) who broke away from a chain. Deertracker, if its not your kind of place, can't you just wish him well?!


Most restaurants are named after a family member to the owner....if you don't like the name, go eat the garbage at Olive Garden.


Or the other 1,000 restaurants on 250. You defensive folks (friends and family) don't get it. A name is supposed to increase business, not turn off customers and leave them with a 'don't like it, beat it' response.

Julie R.

I like the Olive Garden. I like Danny Boy's, too ..... I mean Weazy's.


There's a lot of other bad name's out there for diners I bet.


naming is vital, people from out of the area recognize danny boys name. They won't now unless they are moviong on up. I was not impressed with it anyway, pizza is average and over priced. not a good combo.


I used to deliver to EVERY restaurant on 250 and most every one in Sandusky, Perkins, Huron, etc.

Danny Boys was the WORST of ALL in terms of cleanliness. And the Hoty guy is convinced his doo doo doesn't stink. He's alot like what someone said his breadstick logo looks like.


Yeah. Weazy doesn't sound Italian. Maybe "Lou-wea-gi's"?

Nah,that sucks too.


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The restaurant has the same great food and cheerful employees as they did when they were Danny boys. Its a good thing they broke away from the franchise, its a local business that employees people. And the owner is great not only does he run the restaurant well but he coaches and donates to a lot of schools in the area. The changes inside are better for the restaurant, they updated their look and it still has a great atmosphere. And as far as the name goes, he named the restaurant after his wife, people are looking into it deeper than they need to. Instead of criticizing his wife's nickname why don't you go try the food and form a legitimate opinion instead of judging it by the name. I had a steak dinner there and it was the best steak I've had in a long while. I left stuffed with more than half of it to take home with me! They have great food and service and i will defiantly go just as much as i did when it was Danny boys.