Thaikun and Barburrito, offering Thai street food and - you guessed it - burritos - will be among 9 new restaurants to open in the Metrocentre next spring.
The new eateries will be part of a 45,000 square foot extension to the Qube dining and leisure area which is expected to be completed in early 2016.
Other names signed up include Italian classics Ask and Bella Italia, and a US burger chain relatively new to the UK, Five Guys.
Intu, the company that owns the Metrocentre, is spending £16m on extending the Qube dining and leisure quarter, which has two million sq ft of retail, catering and leisure space.
Lewis Kerr crashed with another rider then hit a fence during a race meeting in Peterborough on Sunday.
The Newcastle Diamonds star's wife Jessie has put a message on Facebook saying he is now out of an induced coma.
A mostly bright start to the day, especially across eastern parts.
However, through the day cloud will increase and scattered showers will develop, some of which may turn heavy during the afternoon.
Remaining breezy. Maximum Temperature 20°C.
Some of the famous Osmonds musical family have been in Gateshead to give a private performance to Jo Milne.
A video of her hearing for the first time, after a lifetime of deafness, went viral last year.
The Osmonds started singing 50 years ago to raise money for hearing aids for their older brothers and related to Jo's story.
A dog missing from Houghton-le-Spring has been reunited with her owner - seven years after she was stolen along with her puppies.
Molly the Jack Russell and her eight newborns were pinched in a night-time raid when thieves smashed the locks on a kennel.
But Molly is now back home with retired mechanic Brian Berry after she was discovered 200 miles away in Leamington Spa, when police received reports of a number of stray dogs.
Sunny or bright intervals and scattered showers, some heavy.
However, many places to the east of the Pennines are likely to remain largely dry until the afternoon.
Winds easing overnight. Maximum Temperature 20°C.
Over 100 dog owners have already taken up a free offer to have their pet microchipped after attending a community event in west Gateshead.
The Gateshead Housing Company and Gateshead Council have joined forces with Dogs Trust to organise a series of chipping and health check events for local pooches.
The first event at Winlaton Community Centre attracted owners from around the west of Gateshead, with over 100 dogs having a tracing chip fitted for free.
British Airways has started a ‘Kids Fly Free’ scheme from Newcastle Airport to London Heathrow.
The initiative will run until 1 November 2015 - and to qualify an adult must buy an adult flight ticket. It applies to children aged 11 and under.
Andrew Crawley, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: "We know it can be a struggle to keep the kids entertained over the summer holidays and long car journeys can be difficult. So what quicker, easier or cheaper way to see a bit more of the UK, than to jump on a British Airways flight where the kids travel for free?"