Thursday July 5 Juan Francisco “Pancho” Ochoa received the Maximo Orgullo Hispano award by La Asociacion Internacional de Prensa, Radio y Television, part of The Las Vegas International Press Association.

The award is in preparation for Ochoa to receive a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in September.

Las Vegas Walk of Stars include Juan Gabriel, Emmanuel, Mijares, Luis Miguel, Vicente Fernandez, Julio Iglesias and more.

The was given to Ochoa, founder of brands like Taco Palenque, Palenque Grill and El Pollo Loco. Ochoa has created more than 1,500 jobs in Texas with his restaurants.