Rod Crowe and his wife, Mary, worked for the Bishop's Buffet chain through high school and college. Rod was a manager in training and Mary was a checker. After being transferred around the Midwest, they arrived in Dubuque where Bishop's was located at the front entrance to KENNEDY MALL.
In 2010, Bishop's had been at Kennedy Mall for forty years. There were forty-seven employees with many having a dozen or more years of employment.
On January 1, 2012 Bishop's closed.