"I Found My Voice as a Mormon": Chedda Burger Chef Shares Remarkable Conversion Story

by | Sep. 05, 2016

Mormon Life

"The only time I had prayed was if I was getting pulled over or arrested," Nick Watts aid after he met with the missionaries. "I was like, ‘What do I pray about?’ I remember praying and just saying that I was sorry. There was a long list of things I needed to say sorry for. I remember praying and all of a sudden I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t think, I couldn’t move, I could only laugh—that’s it. I felt this overwhelming feeling of happiness and I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness. This is it. This is what I’m supposed to be doing.’”

Krispy Kreme doughnuts may not be a typical burger topping. And Chedda Burger chef and founder Nick Watts may not be your typical Mormon. But, as it turns out, Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a hit atop a Chedda Burger, and Watts loves being a Mormon.

Watts started cooking years ago when his parents had addiction and substance abuse problems, leaving him with the responsibility to provide for his brother and himself.

“(Cooking) became second-nature to me. It was the one thing I was subpar at doing, so I just got jobs cooking in restaurants and worked my way up through the ranks," the Arizona native said. "One day, I was tired of cooking other people’s food, so I opened up my first food truck."

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