The extended Qube dining and leisure quarter at the Intu Metrocentre in Gateshead will be home to brands Thaikhun and Barburrito.
Set to open in spring 2016, the 45,000 sq ft extension has let nine of its 11 new restaurant units, with the final two expected to be completed soon.
The brands currently in place are Coast to Coast, TGI Friday's, Chiquito, Five Guys, Ask, Bella Italia and Subway. Thai street food restaurant Thaikhun and Mexican group Barburrito will be opening their first sites in the north east at the centre.
There are 24 restaurant brands in the Qube area as a whole.
Commenting on the imminent opening, Thaikhun owner and chef-director Kim Kaewkraikhot said: "I want to bring the true cooking of my country to customers throughout the UK. It's exciting to be opening in another new region of England. Intu Metrocentre will be a great place for us."
Jim Bishop, head of property at Barburrito, said the Metrocentre's footfall made it a good place to open. He added: "It's great to be opening at Intu Metrocentre and continues our expansion throughout the UK."
Barburrito first announced plans to open a site in Gateshead in June this year.
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