Nick Watts is the founder of Chedda Burger, which had its beginnings as a food truck. He grew into two brick-and mortar locations in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area.
After a difficult struggle with substance abuse in the Phoenix area, he decided to move to Provo, Utah, for a second chance at life. He was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when the opportunity presented itself.
According to the Deseret News, Nick gained several loyal and regular customers, two of whom were Kevin and Annette Wright.
- The Wrights were some of the first LDS people Watts had gotten to know on a personal level. They loved his burgers so much, they paid to get his truck relocated closer to them.
- As Watts became closer to the Wrights, he got to know other LDS members in the area and began to be interested in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
- “I started taking discussions with the missionaries, but I didn’t tell anybody. I didn’t want anybody to be disappointed if I didn’t do it. As I started taking discussions, I just let myself be vulnerable to it," he said. "It kind of calmed my crazy a little bit. I remember my first lesson. The missionaries said they just wanted me to pray about what I learned. Just pray. I hadn’t prayed in a long time.
- ”The only time I had prayed was if I was getting pulled over or arrested," he said. "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.’”
- Throughout his journey, Watts has experienced challenges and triumphs. He admits he still struggles. The greatest lesson he has learned is no one is perfect.
- ”You sit there and try to paint this perfect picture, which ends up being harder than just being who you are. Nobody has a right to judge you, so who cares what they think?" he said. "The only person who is going to judge you is Heavenly Father, and he knows what you’ve been doing. When you’re ready to fix the bad things, he’s going to be there. That’s what I’ve learned through all of this.”