Coast to Coast, the The Restaurant Group-owned concept, and Wagamama are believed to have secured sites in Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

The two brands are thought to have taken adjacent units to what used to be the Exchange Bar & Grill site at the scheme for openings later this summer.

Bill’s is also set to open at the shopping centre after securing the former Lavazza/Starbucks unit at the scheme.

TRG expects to open between seven and 10 Coast to Coast restaurants this year.

It currently operates 13 sites under the format with further openings for this year lined up in Aberdeen’s Union Square and Chester’s Pepper Street.

The company’s location strategy for Coast to Coast tends to be on leisure and retail schemes in larger markets.

However, chief executive Danny Breithaupt told M&C Report earlier this year that he was also confident that the brand can work well in some UK city centre locations, following its successful Birmingham Broad Street opening at the end of 2013.

Cushman & Wakefield acts for intu Trafford Centre.