On Wednesday of this week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) cancelled another round of Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) payments that had already been approved during the Congressionally-mandated ‘exclusivity window’. This marks the second week in a row when previously approved assistance payments were halted by the agency. The difficulties stem from the fact that Congress mandated that for the first 21 days of the RRF application process, approvals were to be based on the race- and/or sex of the restaurant owner. Federal courts in Tennessee and Texas both found in favor of other restaurant owners who challenged the constitutionality of the exclusivity window. The courts found the exclusivity application process to be an unconstitutional violation of the Equal Protection clause of the United States Constitution and issued temporary restraining orders against it. Consequently, approved payments from the RRF have been delayed (or cancelled) and the entire program thrown into chaos.