Ronto Roasters was a quick service restaurant located on the Outer Rim world of Batuu. Nestled within the market of Black Spire Outpost, Ronto Roasters was operated by butcher and noted podracing fan Bakkar, who decorated the establishment with a number of podracing flags and installed a modified podracer engine which hung from the ceiling at the restaurant's center. Bakkar's modified engine was used as a grill to cook large slabs of ronto meat, a family specialty going back four generations and part of his upbringing on Tatooine, and to roast whole nunas. Items were constantly rotated over the open fire by the former smelter droid known as 8D-J8, who served as the pitmaster and remained in the kitchen. Since thin cuts of meat tended to get dried out by the grill, they were flavored and turned into jerky, including jerky made from nuna turkey and luggabeast meat.
The air around Ronto Roasters smelled of grilled meat, and the restaurant was a favorite of starship crews preparing for their next mission. Among the items served at Ronto Roasters were entrées such as the ronto wrap and its breakfast variant, in addition to the Rising Moons Overnight Oats dish. The establishment also sold a selection of Nuna Turkey Jerky, including sweet and spicy varieties. Ronto Roasters offered customers a variety of beverages including Black Caf, Black Spire Hot Chocolate, Coca-Cola, Coruscant Cooler, Diet Coke, Meiloorun Juice, Sour Sarlacc, Sprite, Surly Sarlacc, Tatooine Sunset, or simply bottled water. On unusually cold days, they served Spiced Surabat Cider.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Ronto Roasters operates in the real world as a quick-service restaurant serving a variety of small meals, snacks, and drinks in the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge attraction. The restaurant was officially announced to the public on February 27, 2019 in articles on StarWars.com and the website D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Ronto Roasters opened at Disneyland Park on May 31 and at Disney's Hollywood Studios Park on August 29, 2019. Since its opening, the food stall's menu has added multiple new items which have been announced on the official Disney Parks Blog.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire
- Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire audiobook
- Galaxy's Edge 1 (First canonical appearance)
- Galaxy's Edge 2
- Galaxy's Edge 5
- A Crash of Fate (Mentioned only)
- A Crash of Fate audiobook (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures – "Black Spire Outpost"
- Star Wars: Datapad
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge – Black Spire Outpost Market
Non-canon appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook
- Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge: Traveler's Guide to Batuu