Our Story

The story of Jel-Cap Vending began in the 1963 when Herbert Caplan opened the original “Caplan’s Deli”. His three sons, Larry, Jerry, and Elliot joined into the restaurant business in the early 70s, which expanded to several locations throughout the Baltimore area. As the three brothers continued to develop the business, they first began implementing vending machines to a neighboring company in the late 80s. As Jel-Cap Vending began to grow, they decided it was time to expand and in 1989, they moved into a 6,600 square foot warehouse to manage day-to-day operations. They maintained ownership of the Deli business until the early 2000s when they decided it was time to dedicate themselves solely to vending and foodservice.


Today, Jel-Cap Vending operates out of a 12,000 square foot facility, servicing more than 1500 snack, beverage, coffee, and ready-made food machines in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. They are currently growing the business through micro markets and smart technology and will continue to deliver high quality service for your business to enjoy for generations to come.

Family owned workplace refreshment professionals

Personalized Service

With two generations working at Jel-Cap, we can offer that individual attention you want.

Corporate Wellness

We believe in partnering with our customers to ensure a healthier and happier Baltimore.

Full Service Provider

Complete break room solutions from vending machines to micro-markets to office coffee and tea service.

Over 29 Years of Experience

The knowledge of a veteran vendor combined with the dedication of a startup.

Refrigerated Trucks

Ensuring the safety of your food is of the utmost importance, especially fresh food.

Cashless Payments

Acceptance of multiple payments, including mobile wallets and debit/credit cards.

Partners in offering the quality services offered by Sodexo

We are dedicated to maintaining high standards in vending as part of Sodexo’s elite group of operators. Through our partnership with Sodexo, we can give our customers with locations in multiple states the confidence that each employee experience will be at the same highest level of satisfaction.

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We treat our customers like family

With all our services, we are glad to also be family owned to ensure our customers get personalized attention.

Members of the national association dedicated to workplace refreshment
Offering our customers more as part of the life services company Sodexo
Modern technology delivers real-time sales data and 100% accountability
Friendly staff trained to put the customer first and take pride in a job well done
Reinforce the message that your employees matter, with service from Jel-Cap Vending at [email protected] or 410-298-8363.