Fager’s Island restaurant in Ocean City had a genius solution for parents that was shared on Reddit. Next to a child’s typical comment when asked what they want to eat, they listed a correlating meal.
“I don’t know” gets them a triple layer peanut butter and jelly. “I’m not hungry” results in chicken tenders and if they answer your question of “What do you want to eat” with their own question, “What?” they will find themselves eating a cheese quesadilla.
What would make this even better would be if there was a correlating adult beverage for the parent.