The McRazor

Disposable razors were first introduced in 1974, by Bic. In 1976, Gillette came out with its own competing product, the Good News twin blade disposable. And in 1978 McDonald's decided to run a promotion in which they gave away free Gillette Good News razors with orders of breakfast meals.

They must have thought the promotion was fairly successful, because it seems that they repeated the offer a couple of times throughout the 1980s. I can't imagine them giving away free razors today.

Honolulu Star Bulletin - Apr 17, 1978

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 27, 2018
     Category: Restaurants | 1970s

Arthur Carlson selling razors? I guess his mother didn't feel he was yet ready for management.
Posted by KDP on 02/27/18 at 09:55 PM
Even though I was too young for razors at the time, I remember disposable razors being everywhere at the time. They must have been a very big deal, because my father was inundated with them, even though he stuck with his single-blade razor for years. Gel shaving cream was also pushed heavily during this period.
Posted by Brian on 02/28/18 at 05:14 AM
I remember that too, Brian. I came of age in that period of changeover from the single blade in the hard steel handle, which I never did master the use of.
Posted by KDP on 03/01/18 at 09:57 AM
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