On Wednesday, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order halting the purchase of Chipotles $1,4 billion takeover of the fast food chain.
The judge, US District Judge Robert J. Wilkins, had issued a preliminary injunction last week, stopping the transaction from happening.
The injunction would last up to 60 days.
The case has been brought by the food giant and four California unions, which represent restaurant workers, because Chipotls purchase of the restaurant chain would cause a loss of jobs.
Chipotlles chief executive officer, Andy Puzder, has previously argued that the move would help the company achieve profitability and keep its employees happy.
Puzder has not responded to multiple requests for comment from Business Insider.