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Ronto Roasters in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

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What is Ronto Roasters?

Concept art of Ronto Roasters at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Concept art of Ronto Roasters at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Ronto Roasters is the centerpiece of Black Spire Outpost’s marketplace, designed to give guests a small selection of food items (namely, barbecue pork and grilled sausage) that pack a lot of punch, both in terms of their taste and the venue’s overall theming. Think of this as a deluxe flourish on a rather simple, straightforward food stand.

 

What are Ronto Roasters’s hours?

Check back soon.

 

Reservations at Ronto Roasters

Given Ronto Roasters’s food-stand nature, we find it extremely difficult to believe that Disney will institute reservations here. We’ll need to confirm once everything is up and running before we can say for sure, of course.

 

Theming at Ronto Roasters

Ronto Roasters is a barbecue joint, with “exotic” meats being grilled with a mixture of spicy ingredients. The Star Wars hook here, however, is that there is no ordinary slow-roaster being employed – it’s actually a giant, old podracer engine that has been hung from the ceiling and repurposed to the task at hand. And that weary chef who’s slowly turning the spit is actually 8D-J8, a former smelter droid, who has likewise been repurposed (and who also might offer some samples to those interstellar tourists waiting in line – when not complaining about his job, that is).

(Does the idea of an audio-animatronic figure cooking your food give you pause? Don’t worry, as that’s all for show – the real servings are prepared in the back, in the real kitchen.)

This BBQ joint is small, but still with a style all its own, seemingly to complement Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – it’s open and airy, with giant entranceways.

 

Mobile order at Ronto Roasters

Guests will be able to place an order at Ronto Roasters using the Play Disney Parks app on their smart phones (but only if they’re actually in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – something which their phone’s GPS will attest to). Once the food is ready, patrons will be able to skip the main line and head straight to the mobile order pick-up window.

 

The menu of Ronto Roasters

Ronto Wrap, Turkey Jerky, and Meiloorun Juice at Ronto Roasters
Ronto Wrap, Turkey Jerky, and Meiloorun Juice at Ronto Roasters

Disney has said that Ronto Roasters is, quite simply, all about just two things: meat and heat. A great example of this approach is something that the company is calling Clutch Sauce, a custom creation made from Szechuan peppercorn and named after Darth Vader’s Force choke (since it’s so hot, it’ll make patrons clutch their throats and gasp for air. Get it?).

Breakfast menu

Ronto Morning Wrap – $12.49 – scrambled eggs, grilled pork sausage, shredded cheddar, and peppercorn sauce, wrapped in pita.

Rising Moons Overnight Oats – $6.99 – oats, dragon fruit, yogurt, and seasonal fruit.

All-day menu

Ronto Wrap – $12.99 – roasted pork and grilled pork sausage with peppercorn sauce and tangy slaw wrapped in pita.

Nuna Turkey Jerky – $7.49 – choice of sweet teriyaki or spicy herb.

Specialty beverages

Tatooine Sunset – $5.49 – Gold Peak Unsweetened Tea, Odwalla Lemonade, melon, and blueberry.

Meiloorun Juice – $5.49 – Barrilitos Aguas Frescas pineapple, Simply Lemonade with blueberry, white cranberry juice, lemon juice, and desert pear (note: this is the oft-talked-about delight throughout the Rebels TV series’s four-year run).

Sour Sarlacc – $5.49 – Minute Maid Limeade with raspberry and spicy mango.

Beverages

Assorted Coca-Cola offerings – $3.99 (regular), $4.19 (large)

Dasani Bottled Water – $3.99

Black Caf (regular coffee) – $2.99

 

OI fun fact

A ronto from Star Wars
A ronto from “Star Wars”

So, what is a ronto, anyway? It’s a beast of burden in the Star Wars galaxy, a four-legged saurian herbivore native to Anakin and Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine. It was first introduced in the Special Edition re-release of Episode IV: A New Hope (which hit theaters just four years after Jurassic Park, from whence the design and CG technology originated) and has since become ubiquitous in the depictions of that galaxy far, far away.

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