Last Updated on October 9, 2023
Applebee’s Restaurants LLC., commonly known simply as Applebee’s, is an American company charged with the development, operation, and franchising of the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar restaurant chain. The company was founded on November 19, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, by Bill Palmer and T. J. Palmer. Its signature dishes include chicken, salads, burgers, pasta, and riblets.
Although established in Atlanta, Applebee’s eventually moved its headquarters to Glendale, California. The restaurant is currently available in over 1700 locations worldwide.
The Applebee’s Font
Applebee’s logo appears in a rare elegant typeface known as Rudelsberg.
Classified as a medieval font, Rudelsberg is the work of a typeface designer named Dieter Steffmann. Steffmann created the Rudelsberg font as a version of Eckmann-Schrift.
The designer did not disclose much about how he arrived at the name ‘Rudelsberg.’ However, font enthusiasts opine that the name was likely inspired by Petzendorfer’s 1905 specimen of Eckmann-Schrift, which featured the word “Rudelsburg.” Steffmann simply replaced the letter ‘u’ in “Rudelsburg” with ‘e,’ ostensibly to make the typeface sound unique and distinct.
How Many Rudelsberg Styles Are There?
Most fonts start out with the regular or normal versions before spawning additional styles and weights. It appears that Rudelsberg is no exception.
Rudelsberg’s regular version is probably the most popular style. It’s actually the one utilized on Applebee’s logo. But in addition to the regular style, Rudelsberg lets you experiment with five more formats. They include: Rudelsberg Alternate, Titling, Poster Cut, Initials, and Ornaments.
Where Can You Apply Rudelsberg?
Rudelsberg is elegant and would perfectly suit design projects where the idea is to create a glamorous or flamboyant look. Examples include printing hippie t-shirts, designing homeware, and printing wedding invitation cards.
Rudelsberg’s medieval look also makes it suitable for design works that aim at recreating a certain historical aura. For instance, this typeface would look spectacular if used on the signage of stores selling ethnic relics or antique jewelry. You might also consider the font for the covers of books or movies, particularly those set in the Middle Ages.
Where Can You Download Rudelsberg?
Numerous websites let you download Rudelsberg free of charge. You can find the font on 1001 Free Fonts, wFonts, or Font Meme. The typeface is also available on the Fonts Free, and CuFont Fonts platforms.
Rudelsberg is completely free for personal use only. You can modify, alter, and apply the font on all manner of personal design projects without needing to attribute the designer or obtain permission from them.
However, you cannot sell or publish Rudelsberg without the designer’s express authorization. Neither can you use the typeface’s exact match for official purposes without permission. In both cases, you’ll need to contact the font’s designer to purchase its commercial license.