Because nothing goes with a good breakfast quite like a razor. McDonald’s once thought so, and, attempting to capitalize on the new disposable razor market, offered a free Gillette Razor with the purchase of breakfast.
The Free Razor with Breakfast Entree was offered in 1978 and again in 1986. One ad even implied that certain facial hair styles were appropriate for each breakfast. Even though, we all know that a Sausage McMuffin is better suited for a goateed gentleman.
Not to be outdone, and wanting their patrons to be well-kept, Wendy’s offered a similar promotion in 1985. Now, if there was only a fast food restaurant that would adopt a similar promotion today, and save men $90 on a razor.
[link, via Dangerous Minds]