Customers turn to tap water in restaurants

Tap water is one of the fastest-growing beverage orders at U.S. restaurants, according to the NPD Group.

Meanwhile, sales of revenue-producing drinks are declining, the consumer research firm said.

A recent report by Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD found that tap water servings have increased by 2.8 billion servings since 2006. Tap water orders currently make up 8 percent of the 50 billion beverage servings ordered at restaurants, according to NPD’s Crest service, which co

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